Okay, our guide called this afternoon to say that when she arrived at the US Consulate to turn in our group's paperwork that our home study addendum was not in the packet! So, it's been a long several hours as we waited for it to turn morning time in the US so we could contact our social worker about getting another copy faxed to the US Consulate so that we can still take the oath and receive Sarah's visa tomorrow. Thank goodness for email! We just heard from our social worker and she will be faxing the addendum within the next 30 minutes, so we will be able to finish all our paperwork tomorrow and head HOME on Wednesday! Yeah!
Today we took a taxi today to Beijing Road to find a certain book store that sells text books. Sarah's tutor asked for us to pick up a series called "New Concepts in English" so we bought the four books in the series as well as the study guides. Poor Sarah -- more school!
We had authentic Thai food for dinner and several of the items on the menu made me laugh so I'm including a photo of my favorite item (and trust me, there were MANY more just as tasty sounding!): Braised Goose's Hand in Thai Style -- only 38 RMB per person (about $5.70 US) -- and, yes, it is just what you think it is! Also, a photo of Sarah playing a kind of hackey sack in the park with another dad from our travel group and some local people. And, a photo of a man who paints beautiful pictures all by dipping the side of his hand or his fingers in paint -- no brushes.
Off to bed. It's 10:30 pm here on Monday night and 9:30 am central time in the states. If it's like other nights, Sarah will be up watching tv for another hour or so and Kev and I will be OUT!
Hugs to all and thanks for your great comments, notes, emails and thoughts!