I went to sleep late last night, or should I say way to early today since it was barely 1am when I finally dozed off and here I am now, fully awake and clicking keys to this laptop after four hours. Hmm.. some slumber huh? I am thinking too much about the “predicament” that dearHusband and I got from the Saudis yesterday. Well, I know I haven’t mentioned this before but I guess I am now. Few months back, dearHusband and I decided to apply on a visit visa for myself to be with him in Saudi Arabia, where he is currently stationed for the months of April and May, since, kids will be off school. Come March and dearHusband came home for vacation without the requested visa. Originally, we planned for myself to be flying back with him,—that plan didn’t happen obviously as him and I still does our daily late chats and frequent text messages during the day. You know why? Because the Saudis just can’t do things right! In short, Visa applications, processing et al were messed up once again, take note: ONCE AGAIN, as this isn’t the first time, causing more delays and possibly a hopeless look out for plans not materializing, thanks to them!!
So, this is the “predicament” which was handed to dearHusband yesterday which I will describe as a paper called VISA SLIP. So yeah… the request was granted after all. In fairness to them, it took more than three months from the day dearHusband filed it before February 2012.
First of all, I want to say that upon receiving the news I was ecstatic and delightedly excited. Who wouldn’t? I know Saudi Arabia is not exactly a must-go or must-spend a vacation type of destination because FUN is not among their vocabulary but come to think of it, I would be spending time with dearHusband and even if that quality time is spent in a boring sandbox, it is still quality time. Couples should be together I believe, regardless of when, where and how. Since making a living is a way to live our lives, painful as it is we had to deal with the odds not in our favor and settle for long distance relationship.
Going back to the “predicament” shown above which I made some alterations for discretion obviously. It is written in Arabic for crying out loud and I cannot understand a freakin’ word it said except for my name. Well anyway, translation isn’t really a problem for me to get stress about as this document needs to be processed still. Upon inquiries, I learned that it will take at least another week or a little more for me to legally and officially allowed to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sans the travelling time and politely considering availability of flights. Contemplating carefully on this plan, I hate to realize that there won’t be any time left for me to spend quality time with dearHusband. There’s a little over three weeks more for month of May left before its over and by the time this visa is ready, month of June is quickly approaching and kids will be back to school again. Before I knew it, I only got what- a week for sandbox quality time? Don’t get me wrong, every second to be together with dearHusband is worth all this crap we’re both dealing with. I would die for that 1 week or say 2 weeks hopefully for some solo QT at the sandbox but hey… I’m practical too. International airfares this close to a date is not cheap. "Suck it up and get over it!” <— I just told myself that!