Exodus

Together at last

ex·o·dus — a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people One week ago today we left the Dominican Republic for Florida. I had planned to write an update long before this, even on the day of travel, but there was no time.p For us, this trip…

Vindication

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Above: Karan receiving the packet from the Consulate. In the Dominican Republic, progress is like trying to go up a slide that is covered in molasses. The amount of effort it takes it do small things is insane. People don’t keep appointments, answer their phones, the phones don’t work, the signal is…

Feel Like A Balloon

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[Photo credit] Today I feel like a balloon floating up in the air, still visible as I slowly float up but too high to grasp. Friday morning I despondently booked my ticket to return to Florida alone. Friday afternoon we got some hopeful news that our petition may have been approved. It…

Administrative Review

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This week has been an emotional roller coaster. Since our visa interview on October 29th where we were told our visa was approved pending the submission of three documents, our entire focus has been getting those documents. One document, the police report from the Dominican Republic was delayed two weeks. It was…

Yes But No

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Photo credit above. Sometimes I write because I have ideas I want to share. Other times I write to stay sane. This post falls in the second category. I have now been in the Dominican Republic for 3 weeks and 2 days. The pressure to return is increasing by the minute. Clients…