oh my, let me tell you: applying for a visa is no fun ESPECIALLY not when fighting a cold. a dear friend recommended i gather all information i will need prior to starting to fill out the online documents so that’s what i did today. GEEZ, really, fun is something else. i have found conflicting information (whether to gather info for the last five trips to the country or trips taken during the last five years). in my case that does make a big difference…so i opted for the five years just to be on the safe side.
i am missing one of my passports (oh dear) so now my mom is tearing up her place to find it. i wouldn’t be surprised if the passport is indeed with me (the one i had before the missing one is also with me so why would i keep the middle one with her?). i’ll engage some more in the search process once i got rid of the painter who has been around since 8am closing up the drying holes and painting the ceiling.
i guess he knows what he’s doing because he uses a lot of painter’s tape and tarp to cover things. but the smell of paint that is seeping through my apartment is so annoying. did i mention i’m sick (yeah, i’m really good at milking that aspect of my life)? i just want to roll curl up in my bed and not make an appearance until tomorrow morning. instead i hear this dude cussing and cursing and he’s also taking a smoking break every 30 minutes. no wonder this is scheduled to take all day…
oh and obviously i feel and look like shit because i’m sick. perfect timing to have a visa picture taken! never mind i’ll have to present that picture to a whole bunch of people…looking shitty never felt this good.
a dear someone suggested to wait with the picture but honestly, i just want to have this visa process behind me and since one online form requires a picture and without this form i cannot proceed it all boils down to me having a picture taken (or take one myself, still debating that). but i’ll still look shitty.
so here’s to you all fighting a cold right now! i toast you with my ginger-mint tea.