I Made It

I’ve been in Belgium since yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The passport ordeal, while a long day, wasn’t too bad. The duty officer at the State Department told me to go to the Passport Office at 10 a.m. on Monday. So, I got there at 8:40 a.m. Good thing, too. By 8:55, I had seen an officer, handed in my documentation and received a receipt to pick up my passport at 1:30 p.m. When I explained that I had to be at the airport by 3, she was very nice and told me to check early and often.

I checked back at noon and the “1:30 batch” had not been delivered. They told me to check back in 30 minutes. I did and at 12:33 pm, passport in hand, I was on the train to O’Hare. Phew.

Charlotte is totally off her scheduling–not napping for more than an hour at a time. But, she’s adorable, not fussy and friendly to everyone. I think next week, getting her back on schedule at home will be harder than this week. On the other hand, we’re having to stay up until midnight to give her meds and pull the pump out of the Pack and Play (it seems to small a crib to leave the thing in with her.)

More about our trip and visits with friends and family later. Next week, probably. I’m a bit too tired to make sense right now.

Sorry no pictures–the system doesn’t want to let me upload right now.

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