Monday, April 12, 2010

Good News, Bad News

The good news is that we searched some more, with the help of Ruslan's friend Artom (whom he met at the internet cafe), and found a power supply for my laptop. This was saturday. I was excited to have the internet back at home and get some work done. The bad news is that it was the wrong model of power supply and I could not use it.

OK, so there is more bad news. The guy at the store promised that I could return it, no questions asked, if it did not work. It was $30. I tried to return yesterday and he asked me for my passport. Um, ok, yes I just walk around with a pasport. He also said that they did not have any money in the register to refund me if I did have a passport. Sounds promising!

Ok, so there is more bad news. We are still in Ukraine. It turns out that the passport authority in Kiev decided not to issue any passports last week. Good thing we paid the expediting fee! Actually, from what I understand the expediting fee is just so that it does not take 1 month.

OK, not finished. The passport authority is not issuing passports again today (Monday). For a week now we have been told tomorrow, tomorrow. Well, we have been told again tomorrow (tuesday). We were hopefull to have been home last Saturday but at this point we are in danger of missing our primary flight date on Thursday.

....oh ya, Ruslan spent 10 minutes swearing at me this morning. He didn't like that I ask him to brush his teeth and make his bed.

Other than that, and the weather being 50 degrees again, we are doing well ;-)

7 comments:

MamaPoRuski said...

Praying for God to make the crooked paths straight, give you peace in the storm and strength for your journey! Do you need friendly connections (English speaking) where you are?

Tim & Rita said...

I met Cindy in the Borispol Airport when we were returning from Ukraine with our newly adopted son. We were on flights together until Washing Dulles.

Before we left Washington, I asked her when you would be home with Ruslan and she said three weeks. That was three weeks ago yesterday.

I just happened upon your blog today. You are in our prayers. I hope your family will be reunited soon.

Marla said...

We are looking forward to hearing that you are on your way back...what's the phrase about only being given what you can handle?? Your family has definitely proven it's strength though it all...wishing you good news and a trip home SOON! SOON!

The Auslands said...

Zenon, You should get some kind of award for being the world's most patient person. We're pulling for you!! Wish we could do something to help.

Greg said...

Dude....

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Dude.

Mike said...

Hang in there buddy! Praying for you guys!

brianna said...

I'm so sorry that Ukrainian red tape sucks so bad Zenon. You do deserve an award for this trial.