Friday, May 13, 2011

Good news

Third time's the charm.

The first two official attempts at converting my provisional visa to a permanent one were unsuccessful. (Ahh, bureaucracy.) Though the next in my series of Polícia Federal appointments wasn't scheduled until the end of May, I pleaded for mercy yesterday morning. Ask and you shall receive. The Great Paper Chase 2011, it seems, is over--documents delivered.

My Dad's 60th birthday is next week.

At six o'clock this morning, local time, I landed in Chicago to surprise him. He wasn't shocked (after all, he knows me and my tricks pretty well), but he was surprised, and happy.

We're spending today goofing off, err, working at his office.

I am so much my father's daughter.