Our long-stay visa finally arrived on our doorstep around 10:00 this morning. Since we began the application process back in May, you can understand why we thought that this day might never come. A small mistake on one of the dozens of forms that I filled out held up the entire process, and I thought that I would at least have to arrive at my new job one to two weeks late. Thank God THAT did not happen! I would have been a nervous wreck!
I am now throwing myself into the job of packing. Jed's suitcase was a breeze because he has outgrown most of his clothes so I just put in the ones that were left, and we'll buy a few new things in France after we learn about his new school's dress code and no doubt discover that his entire wardrobe is embarrassing and uncool.
I have also outgrown a lot of my clothes, but unfortunately, there are many more to replace those so packing my gigantic, oh-so-American suitcase is more of a challenge. How does one pack for an entire year?