My new passport never arrived in Beirut. But that’s OK, because I got a ten year multiple entries US VISA in my current passport, so I'm good to travel. My new passport will be sent to the Swedish consulate in Atlanta instead, and I can pick it up there. Because that’s where our home will be over the next year: Georgia!
Most of our personal belongings are packed into a storage closet in our apartment. Our suitcases are packed: clothes, shoes, my Swedish cheese cutter - the essentials. I have a few loose ends to tie up today – finish up the kitchen, say good bye to friends, pick up August’s passport (he had to get his residence permit renewed in order to be allowed to leave the country, go figure), pack up the baby bed, etc. But if nothing catastrophic happens, we’ll be on a plane tonight.
First we’ll visit friends in Boston, then family in Indiana, and then we’ll drive down to Georgia to start our new adventure.
(This blog will resume once we are back in Lebanon, a year from now.)