A lot of you are probably wondering when we're moving. We're wondering too but there's not a whole lot we actually know yet. Mountains of bureaucracy has made getting our Swiss Work Visas more difficult than we anticipated. But we are still on track to move. We drove a 3-hour round trip in the non-stop storm to the city on Monday to meet with the Swiss consulate for exactly 3 minutes. We brought all sorts of proof-of-identity and anticipated an in-depth interview on why we needed a work Visa. But the clerk only scanned our passports and sent us on our way. Our applications were not processed yet, but she expected them to be processed and completed within the next few weeks. That's all we know.
In other news, we found out Swiss Air will be starting direct flights to Zurich in June, which makes it a whole lot easier on us to fly with the dogs. No airlines will fly an animal with a layover. We were planning to drive to and fly from L.A. But now that's one less leg of the trip we have to worry about.
And Loki and Juno remain up to their usual mischief causing quite a stir outside the Swiss Consulate:
Meanwhile, at the consulate's office, I picked up about 37 thick brochures on Switzerland. As I picked them out, Mr. Wild Dingo claimed that I did not need "Gourmet Switzerland." Silly Mr. Wild Dingo! Internet, can you believe he actually thinks I'm going to cook while I'm on my two-year vacation?
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