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This is me, trying not to panic

 Last week, we sent our passports to the Vietnamese embassy in Paris to get visas. We still don't have them back. We leave here on Monday, on a night train for Paris, to catch the early Eurostar to London. The embassy is closed on Saturdays.

When we try to get an answer out of them about where our passports are, they say we were (I'm paraphrasing here) stupid to send in our passports with such a short delay EVEN THOUGH *THEY* TOLD US IT WAS PLENTY OF TIME. Now they are denying they ever said such a thing.

Also, we got our belongings from Mayotte yesterday. Two boxes are missing.

ETA:

WOOHOO! Scratch the above! Well, not all of it (not the bit about two missing boxes).

Julien just called the embassy (because they said they would call us and didn't). The receptionist said our passports were mailed out yesterday afternoon! 

We still don't have them in hand, but overall, things are looking better. Whew.

RE-ETA:

Passports have arrived with visas affixed. Hiphip HOORAY!

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frigg
Sep. 18th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
We have too much stress in our lives caused by other people! *fumes*

I hope the embassy gets their finger out today (pardon my language) and that the missing boxes will turn up soon.

mnfaure
Sep. 18th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, and yes.

You know for the visa, now we have to hope for the boxes.
jongibbs
Sep. 18th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
I hope things turn out as planned :)
mnfaure
Sep. 18th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
So do I. Fingers crossed and toes, too.
clarentine
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I have never yet moved and not lost something along the way. Best of luck being reunited with your boxes, though.

And yay! on visas.
mnfaure
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
The good thing in the bad situation of lost boxes is that the objects in question weren't *that* valuable. One had no sentimental value; however, the other was a nice souvenir of Mayotte/Madagascar.
frigg
Sep. 18th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
WOOOORRRRR!!!
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
*echoes that*
footlingagain
Sep. 18th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
HOORAYYYYYYY!!!!

I do love a happy ending :)
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I, too, am a sap for happy ending...especially when it comes to my own story. ;)
footlingagain
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Hee :)

I'm assuming that you're all packed and raring to go - or almost packed and surfing on the adrenaline! Either way, have a wonderful trip.

Sorry I won't be seeing you this time round. Maybe later ;-)
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Not all packed. That would be too contrary to my personality and character. :P But yikes, we have a lot to get down still. :-/

And not maybe later...Definitely later. :D
kmkibble75
Sep. 18th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Woot for that being resolved!

I guess this'll just serve as one last dose of super-tension before you get to relax on the long trip...
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
As if I needed one
Hehe. Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too.
pjthompson
Sep. 18th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
So it will be bon voyage after all!
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
I hope it will be. At the very least, we will get to take the first step. :D
mindseas
Sep. 18th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Glad that everything is a go!! Looking forward to your visit!!
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
We're looking forward to it, too. Just today, Julien told me it was going to be cool to get to meet you. :D

Are we on for Friday the 25th? Where shall we meet and at what time? I'd like to do the Museum of Natural History with you or whatever else you are up for/suggest.
mindseas
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'll be happy to meet you at the Museum of Natural History at noon on the 25th. That will give us about 5 hours until closing. We could meet up by the equestrian statue of Teddy Roosevelt near the main entrance. I'll wear my pink baseball cap.
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
OK, it's a date. :D
melinda_goodin
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Phew re the passports and visas :}
Sorry to hear about the missing boxes. I hope they turn up soon.
mnfaure
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yep, one big PHEW there.

As for the boxes, I'm not holding my breath. But in any case, it was a whiteboard (expensive for what it was but oh well), and a malagasy chair. That one hurst worse, but better that than a slew of our other belongings.
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