Thursday, January 28, 2021

French renovations, Day 38: immigration

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Do you ever have days that seem so packed, you wonder how you fit everything in? Yeah, it was one of those days. Yesterday was even busier, though!

We met with an immigration specialist to go over our visa application. It was super helpful to hear all of the things that you're supposed to do, in particular everything that is unwritten but basically required. We have a few translations that we're waiting on, and then we can mail it off!

Apparently in Paris visa applications are taking a matter of weeks to process, but here at the Alpes-Maritime prefecture, they are taking a year or more, and 3+ years for citizenship applications. Our local prefecture has also become increasingly strict and selective (due to local politics). The counselor told us that our application would pass for sure in Paris or Lyon or Marseille, but who knows here in the Alpes-Maritimes?

Zari and I bought treats and drinks for tomorrow's crew who will be helping with the debris removal. Then I had to go to the store again to get a few more ingredients, hurrying to make it before the 6 pm curfew.

I made dark chocolate mint cookies (for the work crew), sourdough bread, and persimmon fruit leather. And threw dinner in the oven, but I'll be honest, all I did was *literally* put cassoulet in the oven. It was Eric's night to cook but he was playing with the kids at the park (which I highly approve of so we're all good).

I also edited more videos for the Breech Without Borders grant application.

It's 10 pm. Time to NOT work and do something fun before bedtime!

And tomorrow...dump truck round #2!!

Pictures from today: Dolly and Indy doing situps. "Owww, my abs!"


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