Thursday, August 10, 2006

What? A New Post?

I know, I know, how can I imagine that anyone is still reading this? Since I last posted, a lot has happened. I spent a month working at a summer program in Nice, which I will avoid writing about except to say that I went to the hospital twice, spent the night there once--and wasn't sick a day. Kids are crazy. I also began to realize that bureaucracy is bureaucracy everywhere you look. If I thought I had problems working in France, then Jube is having a crisis trying to work in the US! Our visa troubles aren't finished yet, and I don't want to bore anyone with the details. So you're not getting any.

I arrived in Washington, D.C. last Thursday night at 8:30. I cried at the airport, I cried in line... I tried not to cry on the plane, but I was so emotional that V for Vendetta really jerked those tears. How embarrassing! The pilot announced that the weather was 36 degrees (C) as we touched down--I thought France was hot, but the south can't compare with the tropical heat of a Washington Metro Area summer. On Friday we drove down to Norfolk, Virginia, home of Old Dominion University and my new apartment, which I discovered. It has air conditioning. Then my mom took off for her vacation, leaving me at home to watch the dogs. And I got sick. Is it the air conditioning? Was it the close quarters on the plane? Or did I just catch the bug going around here? Whatever the reason, I ran a low fever for 3 days and still have a deep wet chest cough as my companion while I call all kinds of different places to try to find a job.

So I'm safe, I'm in the US, I'm still sick... and hopefully soon I'll have a more interesting post for you.

5 comments:

Helene said...

Thanks for the post Jube. Hope you are able to join Gem in the states soon.

Brooke said...

I'm glad you're closer now, for my own selfish reasons, but you seem to like France so much...

Hope you feel better soon. ((Hugs))

Doc said...

God hon, that just sucks. Hope the visa BS gets worked out soon, that you feel better soon, and don't worry, we still stop by to read this

Stacey said...

Good luck with getting the visa for Jube! I'm crossing my fingers for you. I know a girl who is starting a Masters in International Studies at Old Dominion this fall. She was an assistant near Nancy several years ago. Hope you feel better soon!

Gem said...

Thanks for all of your comments! I really appreciate reading them.