Slowly but slowly, the pieces are falling into place.
It looks as though the wedding is really going to happen. People keep RSVPing and saying they are going to show up. What is up with that!!?? I am excited, amazed and terrified, all at the same time.
We had some (potentially) great news from Cairo recently. We’ve been corresponding with some departing faculty over there (see Jack’s blog – “Brush with Greatness”) and have purchased some household items. (It seems so odd to be buying appliances and things, sight unseen, from people we have never met! I gather that this is how it is done with AUC relocatees, because they all think it is normal.) We have, upon sage counsel, contacted the housing manager, and, we believe, secured a tentative guarantee of housing. YES, I realize that this is a pale victory, however, we are relatively certain that we now know where we will be living!!
For me, a control freak, the overwhelming lack of what I know and what I can control, is really uncomfortable. So, to have an “almost certain” housing assignment is a major step! I still do not know what I am teaching for the fall, nor do I know when or how we are shipping any of our stuff, nor do I know any of our _actual_ travel plans (I only know what I have requested). So there is sooooooo much that I don’t know. Any knowledge that I can gain is well appreciated!
I keep telling myself, mish mushkela (no problem).Â It will work.Â Things will fall into place, but patience has never been one of my more prevailent virtues, and the current situation is really highlighting this fact!