At the bottom of all the posts you’ll see that they are filed under a certain category. All of the possible choices are listed to the right. I categorized this post under “People we can’t live without.” It should read: “We are spoiled rotten and will never want to leave China in three years because we will have to be self-sufficient again, she keeps Anders sane at work and is unbelievably efficient, he drives us everywhere and helps me with Mandarin and talks to me, and how are we ever going to say goodbye to both of them when the time comes.” The last part bothers me the most. I am of course referring to D (Anders’ admin) and Ben.
The following scenario has happened twice.
I have to return to the US next week to have my visa issues taken care of. D has made all the arrangements for flight, hotel, and company that will do my visa paperwork. She sent all the necessary documents and forms I need to complete with Ben to give to me when he picked me up for my lesson. Some of the questions are confusing and I asked Anders to call me (he is away) to help me. He said that D was supposed to give me his completed questionnaire to use because he too had difficulty. At 6:40 I sent D an email telling her what I needed and at 7:15 my phone rang. It was Ben. He was in my building. He had the papers that I asked D for. As I went to prop the front door open and was telling him on the phone to just come in, the elevator door opened. There he was with the papers in hand! I never expected D to get them to me tonight, I didn’t even think she’d get my email. But when Ben called me I knew exactly what it was about. That’s how those 2 roll. It is time for me to get out and find myself meaningful volunteer work. I cannot continue to live like this.
The category is a misnomer, there just isn’t enough room to say it all.
3:30 PM – 101°