Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 35 - Stayin' Alive, stayin' alive...

...ahh, ha, ha, ha, STAYIN' ALIVE STAYIN" ALIVE!! Feel the city breakin' and ev'rybody shakin', and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive. C'mon people...sing with me! Whoo-hoo! I've gone crazy...call the Ukie paddy wagon!

Moments later after Felix awakens from his nightmare...

No wait, I'm still here...in the nightmare...that is Ukrainian adoption! Sorry folks, the futile atempt at the afore-written humor is an effort to let you know that I am indeed, STILL ALIVE! That's what happens when you are constantly exposed to the eighties and nineties music that Ukraine is in love with. I don't mind the music so much and it is a relief to hear English lyrics. However, I caught myself humming along with Elton John's, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the martshutka the other day.

We are in the 10 day wait and indications are that we will not catch our plane on Saturday, the 27th of February as originally scheduled. Word is that passports are being issued again, so we will have to get the electronic ones which will take 3-4 days. My facilitator thinks we can have that all wrapped up by Friday next week. The US Embassy in Kiev closes early on the last Friday of every month for training, which is next Friday anyway. If medicals and visa can be done the following Monday & Tuesday, the 1st & 2nd of March, then perhaps I could fly home Wednesday the 3rd.

But it's all up in the air. Sorry for not posting, there isn't much to post about when all you're doing is waiting. Seeing the girls for 2 hours each school night and having them on the weekends is the highpoints of our predicament. The real work starts next week, so do stay tuned.

11 comments:

Kevin and Pam said...

Glad you are still "Alive" and well. It is also good to see you still have your sense of humor. You need that in Ukraine or you will go insane!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Praying for your wait.

jon said...

Felix, you are hilarious! The music (and don't forget the music videos) really are ALL 80s. We may start humming them too--only because we're going crazy as we continue to wait for Interpol clearance and long to return and hear a few of those throwback songs! Hang in there..... the end is in sight! Jill

Anonymous said...

Is it 10 calendar days or 10 business days? I hope you are home before the summer!

Cathy S.

The McEacherns said...

Hey, sometimes staying alive is half the battle! And better to find yourself humming rather than dancing... at least on the marshutka! Praying for Godspeed!

Heidi and Felix said...

It's 10 calendar days, thank the Lord!

By the way, tonight's martshuka ride featured Tom Jones' "She's a Lady"!

Yeah Baby...Whoo-Hoo!

Felix

Rolan and Eileen said...

We almost got stuck with that 'closed on Friday' thin but everybody hoofed it and we were done on Thursday. Hope that happens to you too!

Cassc said...

I can't imagine how hard it is to 1. wait to take Rimma home 2. know that you have to go home (for now) without Lizzie and 3. be away from your wife and other children for so long.

Please know that your virtual prayer team is here waiting with and praying for you and the girls (and Heidi and the kids back home.) Blessed Lent! Hang in there!

MamaPoRuski said...

So sorry, for all of it! Praying for renewed strength, resolve and a smooth final process! Hugs from those of us who have been there, done that, and feel the pain just reading someone else go through it!

Adoption Adventure said...

You have to laugh because sometimes it seems like you caught in a continual rerun. We know exactly what you are going through and what you are feeling about now. Soon it will be a distant memory so hang in there. Still thinking of you and praying for you. Rhonda

Christine said...

Didn't even realize you had court! COngrats!

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