Lughnasa Waxing Harvest Moon
Visas. All visas all the time. Got a fluttery batch of e-mails and phone messages, all received after Travisa’s office’s had closed. OMG. We won’t get the documents to you in time. OMG. Solved by reminding them that we sail on Oct. 16th, not Sept. 16th. Oh. All better now.
Mark and Saudi Arabia. A police clearance popped up as a new piece of paper. How to get it? Lots of opinions. FBI background check? BCI state level clearance. Will this torpedo the application? Looked like it for awhile, then a phone, again, to Travisa in D.C.
A local police clearance? Plenty good enough. Mark now has a Good Neighbor certificate from the Anoka County Sheriff stating that he has committed no crime since he got here. Good to know.
In in the interim Mark had discovered that the Saudi Embassy closed this week to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan. But. Travisa again. Nope. We can get it done in time. Send us the material by Friday and we’ll get it done.
A series of this’s and that’s, frustrating, but not impossible.
International travel, all fun, all the time.