This has been a very crazy two months. I wonder if this is the longest visa run on record. I wonder if Guinness has a category for this.
Sixty days ago, I was in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, enjoying finally being with my husband again, after a long, drawn out move from Norway. We were wondering what they planned to do about renewing our visas……. or maybe I had just heard that they were sending us to Bangkok.
I have been in Canada now for 45 days. it snowed when we first arrived. Now, on May 23, in the midst of predicted record rainfall, it is snowing. Huge snowballs of wet snow. It is beginning to land and stay on the grass, instead of melting on contact. The temperature is +3.2 C. They call Alberta God’s Country. I think God has quite a sense of humour.
The obstacle course of applying for a Russian visa is ongoing. Russia has a lot of national holidays in May. When my Letter of Invitation was finally issued and on it’s way to Calgary, we discovered that my name had been misspelled. It is now on its return trip, somewhere between Los Angeles and Moscow, where it will be corrected and sent back to me. With any luck, I will be in Moscow by the middle of June, and in Yuzhno shortly after that.
And back in Canada six weeks later for summer holidays.
Life sometimes pitches curve balls that you didn’t expect. While it is a nuisance to be away from home for so long, I have been enjoying the unexpected time with family and friends.I was in BC for the long May weekend….. playing fetch with my daughter’s dog, Vimyhiking with my nephew on Sumas Mountain….. visiting Whistler, BC for the first time.
Saturday I am going to yet another quilt show at Heritage Park in Calgary……..
It has been good. But I am still longing for home. Could I just have an easy one over home plate, please?