Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's in Fed-Ex's Hands Again

I am so, so, so glad that I insisted on doing all of my paperwork in triplicate. It took a little extra time and cost more, but at least I was prepared when this latest calamity took place. I had copies ready and notarized, so last night I drove to Lansing and got the apostilles. And this time, I know for certain that they really are apostilles. After I got back from Lansing, I went to Fed-ex. Seventy-eight dollars later, my documents were on their way to Korea.

Mom asked me yesterday if all this stress and hassle were worth it. I didn't even hesitate to answer her: "YES!!!"

On another happy note, I gave notice at my current job today, informing them that next Friday will be my last day of work. I figure that should really cut down on my stress, as well as give me some time to visit relatives and finish my packing and cleaning.

I am still feeling pretty stressed and on-edge, but at least I'm better than I was yesterday and last week (no cry-breaks so far today). I guess I am still rather upset at having to wait even longer for a concrete travel date, especially since I did everything right and it was someone else who made the mistake, plus I had to pay (literally) for that mistake. But, I guess that's just life.

1 comment:

Point7Q said...

At least now it's in the hands of the people (FedEx) who didn't screw things up before, right?

"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"