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 Aside from Soëlie getting sick, I feel like it has been raining blessings on our household for the past few weeks.

While I was having a wonderful time in the States, J was training for the embassy service. He did so well that his instructors invited him to participate in a second, more specialized training.

Also, he got a call from a union friend who gave him a heads up that we are MOVING TO BORDEAUX!!!!!!!! 

The "99.99%" in the subject line is because the official telegram hasn't been published yet, but still, MOVING!

I don't know if exclamation points can express how excited about this I am.  J is fed up with the place we are in now and has been saying that he refuses to spend another winter in this apartment. This official move for work means that we will a) get to find a better home, b) won't have to come back to Sancerre for a 3rd time after J returns from his embassy missions, c) will get to discover another region of France.

So hip hip hooray!

Oh, he starts work in Bordeaux Sept 1st, so that means we are going to have a very busy summer. At the end of June we'll go to Bordeaux to house hunt, and then we'll drive straight to Carcassonne for a family wedding on July 2.  Sunday the 3rd we have to come back home because from the 4th-9th, Julien has another training in Rouen. 

Between house hunting and packing, I have to apply for S's US citizenship before moving further away from Paris (just easier to get it down when Paris is only 2hr drive away).  asakiyume  and [info]sunflower_sky , you were both right; all I have to do is file a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.  I do have to go in in person with S, though, to get it validated.

And, remember that Sept 1st dealine I have for my finished draft of TBU?  Yeah, that too...


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Jun. 19th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
How very exciting! Yay!!
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Yes, we are so ready, especially given recent events like surviving a heat wave in such a poorly-insulated house and another attack of The Crazy Cat lady.
Jun. 19th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yay Bordeaux!!! (And boo Soëlie being sick--I see you have a post one click back on my friends list--maybe that's about that? I hope she's better now.)

I'm glad we were right about the citizenship thing!

(And yeah, I'm going to be pushed to make that September 1st deadline too, but let's both keep trying)
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Soëlie is feeling better, but I think she may be teething now; that coupled with the heat wave make for a cranky baby. :(

I'm up to c7 of 17 on my reread (to prepare to fill in my gaping hole at the end); how are you doing?
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
I think the heat can definitely take as much of the blame as the teething--though teething's no picnic either.

I thought of you the other day when one of the young people on my friends list was talking about a three-year-old she babysits for who is mainly toilet trained but who must have a diaper on to poop. (Yuk) Not a problem you will have!

As for progress, not any since last I commented here -_- Paid work is keeping me too busy.... and then I do stuff like chill with Live Journal. I need to up my commitment.

I am glad you're pushing on!

(And when I get back in the saddle, I'll let you know...)
Jul. 4th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Do you know if the 3 yo was a boy? A friend recently told me something odd: Some psychologists apparently believe that boys often fear/loathe defecation because they feel they are losing a part of themselves. o.O

But, yeah, hooray for not having that problem with S!

(Please let me know when you are back in the saddle; we can commiserate over saddle sores. :P)
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
I got some writing done yesterday! Just 500 words, but they were accompanied by lots of thinking and research, so I think it's good? I'm going to try to keep it up.

(I've heard that psychological theory, but I find it *very* hard to believe)
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Yay!!! for writing! Progress is progress no matter how great or small the steps. :)

(And yeah, my reaction was, "oh, really?" Where do they come up with these things????)
Jun. 19th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hope Soëlie's all better and no one else is sick!
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Yep, all better, thanks!
Jun. 20th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
This sounds so exiting (though - of course also quite tiring). Yay for good parts and wishing you be strong for the parts that demand effort and stamina!
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'm going to need that stamina and strength. Found out my husband will be working away from home most of the summer, so the majority of the packing will fall on me. I'm used ti that, though; it was the same when we moved to Mayotte and when we moved from Mayotte back to Sancerre. :P
Jun. 20th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Woot for the good news! Moving is always such an adventure.

I hope the little one is feeling better.
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, we seem to love adventure; this is going to be our sixth address in 10 yrs. :P

She is feeling better but is possibly teething which makes her needy and cranky. :(
Jun. 21st, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oooohs! YAY! You sound really busy though. Take it easy when you can :)
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Hehe. I'm all about the "taking it easy." :P
Jun. 26th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to him and hooray for you! :-)

And cool beans on the citizenship for S being fairly easy to get. :-)
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Yep, hip-hip-hoorays and yays all around. :D
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