Air Base basics…

…are making my head spin. Today was my first encounter with a real-life Air Force base. (For anyone wondering how this could possibly be, there is no base in our current town. J and I met when he came here for a specialized graduate school program.) Needless to say, I think we both arrived home a bit dizzy from running in circles. We did manage to accomplish quite a few of the things we needed to do in order to actually move overseas. Considering the way many of J’s email correspondences have gone with some of these folks, I think we were both pleasantly surprised by our relative success.

But, because I’m someone who takes pride in the fact that I can often find a pretty smooth and quick route between points A and B, this whole process has been pretty mind-boggling. Somehow, I feel like we walked out of every office today with me saying something like, “but why couldn’t we have just…” Fill in the blank. Whew! I feel like I need to take a class in how things are done in this world–otherwise, I might just end up putting my foot completely in my mouth, and I doubt that will get us *anywhere*!

On a lighter side, we stayed at an awesome hotel last night in Old Town Alexandria. Woo whooo for Hotwire! And we ate delicious Moroccan food and got treated to a belly dancing performance. I love any restaurant where seeing “spicy” on the menu actually means that the dish will make your mouth burn–yes!

Does anyone know what’s in harisa sauce??

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One thought on “Air Base basics…

  1. Hi Mi
    Hope you and J have as much success in Turkey as you did on your first encounter. In any case you can soak up the new scenery and culture. Laurie

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