Two Monday's ago, Mr. Wild Dingo and I went to get our Visa's stamped at the consulate in the city. We were informed that they were approved and simply needed the stamp. We expected the process to take about 30 minutes, but when we got there, the Visa officer informed us that it would take 5 days to stamp our passports, even though all the information was collected and forms were filled out and approved. Five days. Five days to literally type up about about 150 characters on a 3" x 4" sheet of paper and glue it into our passports. Five days for all that work! I think I'd like a job like that.
So we waited the five days and on the seventh day, they arrived. Now it's time to house hunt. Calculating the Euro-speed of task faciliation, add in holidays, that puts us about sometime in the late summer or fall for the move.
"Hey Princess, are we in Switzerland yet? I don't see any swiss mountain doggies."
"Relax Big Boy. We're not there yet. There was a delay. The messed up on my visa and I had to fix it."
Juno is nothing but honest about her motivations for moving to Switzerland.
Loki's got his own motivations as well.
"Hey Princess, those Swiss mountains don't look all that tall. Look, I can jump as high as the mountain top."
"Hmmm... I have an idea."
"Do you see any swiss cheese from that view point Big Guy?
"Nope! Nada! I can't even see past the elevators."
Well, if you can't get to Switzerland...
Late summer. As in August? Howling with laughter. The entire continent takes the month off for vacation. Just saying.
I guess these things move very slowly. We can't even imagine making a move that big. Whew!
I haven't been to Europe, but my understanding is that nobody is ever in a hurry to do anything. I wish you good luck!
Wow, this move sounds like it is a ton of work.
Mmmm, fondue! Are we having the kind with chunks of bread, or the kind with little pieces of meat?
Houndstooth - Switzerland and Germany are a little less of a "manyana" culture than other places on "the continent". 🙂
Dingo - I'm assuming you will get a place large enough so that teammates can crash on your couch! Seriously, though, I'm super-excited to hear about your adventures over there.
Hang on! They have swiss mountain chicks there? Can I come too? Loki, you are going to love it. No more putting up with that snooty sibe. Let her go yodeling in on the mountain tops you are going to wow the gals. Sure, with your American accent and all you will be so exotic.
Wow, they are going so slowly, it seems more like a fon-don't!! 🙂
Umm, by the time you get there, won't it be time for the return trip home?
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Um. Yeah. August? Good luck. Seriously. Mom lived in the Middle East as a kid, and would go to Europe a lot - everyone was on vacation in August. At least in the Middle East you could always bribe people; I don't think that goes over so well in Switzerland... Enjoy the fondue in the meantime!
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy
I bet Mango will want woo to bring him a Burned Yeast Mountin' Dog bakhk!
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
Hee! Hee! I LOVE Loki & Juno's passports!! YOu're so clever with the Photoshop!
Loki and Juno
Hey who cut the cheese! ha ha... Ummm Loki's visa looks more like a mug shot. Sorry Loki! You might wanna borrow Juno's mask. Ohhh lei yoo hooo! I can't wait to hear you yoddle too!
You have had one hassle after another - what's one more for the collection? 😉
Score me a job application?
Just think of all the SWISS cheese your gonna be gettin'!
I think that Juno and Loki should just come to Hawaii and stay with me! 🙂 We have lots of cheese here!
hey juno wonder if your woos will turn into yodel le he hooos! don't listen to miss khyra. no need to bring back a burned yeast mtn doggie for mango- there's enough around here! he hit the jackpot, our trainerdude breeds them (lucky for him!)
LOL! We just asked about Visas and it looks like here are our answers.