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10 days early? I'll take it!

So, we have finally succeeded in changing the flights for the Sprout and me.  Good news: We will be leaving 30 Aug instead of 9 Sept.  Bad news: J still has to work and must stay behind until the 9th.

However, I'm much more comfortable with us (read S and her pop) being apart for 10 days instead of 2 months,* which was my big concern with leaving back at the beginning of July. I would have happily left tomorrow, even, but everything is booked solid until the 28th, and the 30th was the first flight J's contact could get us out on.  Just 9 days more, 9 days more...

Curfew is still in effect here from 7pm-6am, and our flight is at 6:35, meaning we'll have to break curfew in order to check-in on time.  The lady who changed our tickets said, however, that with our passports and tickets in hand, we should have no troubles.

To which J cheerfully said, "If the police don't just shoot at us first."

Ha. Ha.

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* he works 24hr+ shifts at the moment, and already she wants to know where he is and why he isn't able to be home with us.  If (when) J goes back to the CRS and 3wk-deployments, she is going to be one unhappy kid. :(

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khiemtran
Aug. 21st, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
Sending good thoughts your way...
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
thank you, thank you!
mindseas
Aug. 21st, 2013 11:22 am (UTC)
I will keep you in my thoughts and wish you and S an uneventful trip to France followed by a happy reunion with J ten days later.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Those are exactly the kinds of thoughts and wishes we need. Thank you!
asakiyume
Aug. 21st, 2013 11:33 am (UTC)
I can only join khiemtran in sending the good thoughts, and prayers. I do hope J stays safe and I look forward to his reuniting with you on the 9th. Hope S is feeling better soon.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear. I was telling J today that I will not worry as much about him now that I have lived through the last 1.5+months of violence here with him. I know firsthand that the images on the TV are not "our reality." Still, it is going to be worrisome having him here all alone.

Sadly, S is still not better. If the fever isn't gone tomorrow (it will be day 4), I'm going to call a dr. Poor mite. She busted her chin while you were in Timor-Leste and had to be put under to get stitches. A night in the hospital, etc. etc. No, we have not been having a good time of it. So ready for this break...
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msisolak
Aug. 21st, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you all are returning to France. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm really, really, really happy to be going back, too, even if it is only for a month. We really need the break.
queenoftheskies
Aug. 21st, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're getting away sooner. I'm sorry J can't go with you.

Sending lots of good and safe thoughts for you and the Sprout. Many safe thoughts for J until he gets out, too.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for those thoughts. They mean a lot to us.
aeriedraconia
Aug. 21st, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking of you all and sending good thoughts your way.
More good thoughts and safety to you, J and S.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
Keep 'em coming'
We appreciate all those good thoughts! :D
luna_e
Aug. 21st, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh so many good thoughts coming your way, for the three of you and all the sadness of the conflicted nation.

P.S. She's your girl - she will adapt resiliently whatever the case :) Of course she may be sad for a bit, but I believe she will overcome it just as you would. All of life is filled with compromises, even for our beloved little ones.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear one. There will be plenty of GOOD distractions in France to keep her mind occupied and happy...and yeah, there is always Skype, which is great for keeping in touch.

How is your little family doing?
xjenavivex
Aug. 21st, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you guys and wishing you safety and freedom from fear. I hope S adjusts to the separation alright. Like your other friends I think she will be in fine shape with you as her example. Best thoughts to all of you.
mnfaure
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear. I've already started preparing her for the fact that Papa is not coming with us just yet. Good thing Skype exists!
sunflower_sky
Aug. 21st, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Wear a hijab? (I seriously considered doing so during a recent upsurge of rock attacks, but never did...)

Glad to hear things are working out. Good luck and stay safe <3
sunflower_sky
Aug. 21st, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, come to think of it, if it's the police you're worried about, wearing a hijab is the exact opposite if what you should do...
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nipernaadiagain
Aug. 22nd, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
I have been thinking of your family often lately.

Not just when reading news, but also every time I see an earwig ...
mnfaure
Aug. 22nd, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking of you and the postcard I want to send you, but I don't want to go to the post office here!

(Hooray for earwigs bringing us together. LOL)
coffeesvp
Aug. 22nd, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
I wish your daughter good health. I hope France gives your rest.
(I was thinking of your magnificent donkeys. There are many here but they are difficult to photograph because they are on private land. I hope to have the opportunity.)
mnfaure
Aug. 22nd, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and rest is exactly what I am hoping for.

I hope you get your donkey photo opportunity. :D
melinda_goodin
Aug. 23rd, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking of and worrying about you. I hope you all stay safe and well and can get respite from all the tension.
mnfaure
Aug. 26th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
We appreciate the thoughts, Melinda. *hugs*
me_1956
Aug. 24th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
We dont watch much news now that we have moved but i did here about the further uprisings. Glad you cold get an earlier flight. Enjoy Your rest and give everyone if France ugs and kisses from us.
mnfaure
Aug. 26th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
Well the news might scare you. :P We are reallllllllly looking forward to France!
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