Friday, September 11, 2009

We be on Island Time, Mon!

Getting married in our favorite place on earth those few years back seemed like a great idea at the time. We were married in the Bahamas! (Why is it ok to say The Bahamas, but not correct to say The Ukraine?) Sorry, I digress!

We really didn't run into problems with our marriage certificate until we started adopting kids. Getting an expedient apostilled copy of your marriage certificate from the Bahamian government takes as long as the in country process of adoption in Ukraine! Even when you pay the "expediting" fee and include a pre-paid Fed-Ex envelope.

Don't get me wrong! I love, Love, LOVE the people and country of The Bahamas! In fact, we are going to retire there someday! In 2006, I tried to buy a house there, but decided against it...not wanting to rent it out 11 months of the year to have it pay for itself. I like the slow, melow lifestyle that is Hopetown, Abacos, Bahamas...when I'm on vacation. Official transactions, however, go at a snail's pace and can completely unnerve you! The officail slogan of the country should be, "No worry mon, evv-ree ting be ahh-rite".

So it is with great fortitude and patience that we wait on THE LAST DOCUMENT for our dossier. Heidi flies out to The Ukraine (hee-hee) next week and possibly without it. No doubt that we will have to mail it to Oleg later.

Last month my sweetie asked me if we could get remarried in Colorado just for 'paperwork' sake. That would be a great idea, if only Colorado didn't take 6 months to officially file your marriage license, we found out. Wish we would have thought of that one earlier. Oh well, "evv-ree ting be ahh-rite, Felix"!

~ Felix ~


Anonymous said...

You could always run off to Vegas. They file within the day!

Beautiful picture by the way.

Cathy S.

Rolan, Eileen, Josh and Ransom said...

Boy do you look relaxed! Can I retire with you?

I'm with Cathy. AT least Vegas is in country.

Heidi and Felix said...

I begged Heidi twice (last adoption & this one) to let me fly out to Nassau and get it done in person, but she didn't go for that. Hey, if she can go to Ukraine without me...then I can 'tough' it out on the beach whilst they prepare my document, right?


Kari said...

You two are tan! We are going to come and visit you in the Bahamas, and you can come visit us in Arizona when we all retire-dreeeeeeeeaming about retirement!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

We took a cruise there and I have to say that Freeport is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I can only imagine tryng to get paperwork from there, though. "Don't worry, 'bout a ting". It will happen E-V-E-N-T-U-A-L-L-Y!!

The McEacherns said...

I love the beaches where the water is just THAT CLEAR! Gorgeous! And that's a nice wedding pic, too!

Hey, I figured you might be able to answer this question since you call Ukraine often. Our facilitator sent us the number of our cell phone that we'll have in Ukraine. It's an 11 digit number that starts with an 8. I know that often a 3 gets added at the beginning, but I couldn't remember if that was for when you were in or out of Kiev. And I was wondering exactly how it would have to be dialed from America, like for our families to call us. Any advice would be appreciated!

Tell Heidi to keep her eyes open for us in Kiev! We'll get there Sunday, and our appt is Tuesday AM.

Blessings and PATIENCE to you!

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Heidi loves to play sand volleyball, sail and garden. Felix loves to fly at the local aeroclub, sail and fish.