I think I haven’t realized it yet, because otherwise I should be totally thrilled and jumping up and down. Jon told me yesterday that I had received a letter from the Department of State saying that they had granted the visa waiver for me! :)
What that means: Regardless of what the advisory opinion will say about me being subject or not subject to the two year home residency requirement, I got the waiver and will be able to get the new visa! YAY! That’s great news!
Also, I received a phone call from my sponsor company yesterday and I had to fill out some forms online and send them back, so that they can finish the paperwork for my application and send it off [to whoever].
Basically that should mean that there is a pretty good chance that I’ll be able to actually go to the US embassy on September, 2nd to do the interview for the visa!
I am so excited!
I’ve been kind of busy again the last three days [what a surprise :)]
On Wednesday, I had breakfast with my old friend from school, Steffi. She has just moved into a new house with her husband.
We used to be very close friends in school, but after we graduated and went to University, our contact slowed down a bit. It’s still always great to see her and catch up on our lives. Although we don’t really have much in common anymore, I wouldn’t want to miss having these get-togethers every now and then.
In the afternoon, I cleaned up my room a bit and then my Mom and I went over to my sister’s place for some coffee.
Thursday, Nina and I spent the afternoon with my great-aunt. We went shopping with her first. She’s 84 years old now and still very sharp-minded, but it’s getting harder for her to walk long distances, so my sister always goes shopping with her once a week.
Afterwards we had some coffee with her and talked for about 2 hours. She really enjoyed having us around and I realized once again how important it must be for older people to have company when they are all by themselves most of the day.
Yesterday my sister and I visited our cousin Nicki. She lives about 40 minutes from here and we left in the morning to have breakfast with her. It was great to see her again. I was thoroughly impressed how much weight she had lost since the last time I’ve seen her.
We chatted for a few hours, then took some really funny pictures *lol*
We got home after 10 p.m. – don’t ask me where the day went, but we had an awesome time together!