Friday, May 29, 2015

Close But No Cigar

We are in the capital now; we arrived on Monday morning via overnight train (aka hell on a track). Gerry did great :) but DeAnna had heat exhaustion before we even left the station :(. We finally got her cooled down with ice bottles and cool towels, and settled down for the night - ha ha ha! DeAnna slept a whole hour!
We arrived at 5:45 am and hung out at McDonald's until the medical clinic opened and spent the rest of the day at the clinic. Then Embasdy next day. Then clinic. Then Embassy! Phew! What a week!
I received the girls' U passports yesterday and finished up at the U.S. Embassy - except there was an issue with printing the visas for the girls :(. And now I'm finding out that it is a worldwide issue :(. We had the perfect flights lined up for Saturday morning, arriving at the same time Grant will be arriving from a trip.  But if we don't get visas in the next 2 1/2 hours, the earliest we could get them is next Tuesday (Monday is a holiday), and then maybe fly on Wednesday.  I know it's only 4 days but it means more room/board time in country and higher flight prices x 5 - boo hoo hoo. Plus, we are SO READY to come home! This has been a tough week in lots of ways. The girls leaving everything they've known; mom, Gerry and I have been away from home for 2 months; and lots of behaviors emerging - to put it nicely. Let's just say that I've been kicked, hit, pinched, spit at, spit on, cursed at (in a foreign language), bruised, given the stink-eye, and yelled at. At least there's no poop and pee involved - yet! I'm kinda just done at the moment and was so looking forward to going home. 
There are a of couple other adoptive families here in the city, and last night we were able to meet up and go to dinner :) And one of the adoptive moms and her teen daughter are within walking distance :). She is actually the person who walked us through all of our paperwork and adoption process, and her daughter is from the same orphanage as Dasha!  It is such a blessing and comfort to have them here!!
Hopefully we'll hear good news soon!!
Don't complain about public bathrooms ever again (the train!)

Gerry street dancing :)  they gave him his own stage time :)
At a restaurant between appointments - boy, DeAnna can eat!!

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