7:35 Leave home.
7:45 Pick up Discernment and Planning team at Barbers.
8:00 Arrive at school.
8:30 Teach class–discover we are out of chalk and no one has said anything about it.
9:00 Take Wayne Carter to check on bus repairs and get chalk.
Wayne wants to stop at the Lions club sign he has seen and talk about the Lion’s eyeglass program, so we do that. It takes a half hour. Then we buy chalk. Then we check on the bus where we discover someone working very diligently trying to find out what the electrical problem is because, as I suspected although no one will admit it, that it does not appear to be the glow plug controller.
10:00 Take Eden, Jan and Tom to see the potential properties
11:00 Get a call from Ms Candi asking if we can come to school right away and see a property Mr Tench has just learned about.
11:15 Look at said property.
11:30 Go back to the trip to the other properties.
12:10 Eat lunch at school.
1:10 While Darcel takes students to swim lessons, take Tom and Jan and Candi to visit Candi’s mom. While they are there, deliver Wayne and AnnLee to the Barbers for some rest. Get some gas.
1:40 Get a call from Candi that the visit is over.
1:50 Pick them up, deliver Tom and Jan to the Barbers and go back to school.
2:00 Arrive at school to find 2 big burly immigration officers. They tell me that my application for a temporary work permit is approved and ask if I have received the letter. I have not so they say that it may be at the labor department. They also tell me that I am missing the passport photos from my permit application (which we submitted with the application). They are investigating to make sure that I am actually working at the school. Since I have just walked in with Ms Candi, that seems to be no problem. (Meanwhile they have apparently had a fairly fruitful discussion with Eden and Ms Darcel) They want to know when I can complete the process.
2:30 Upon looking at my passport we discover that today is the day that it is supposed to be renewed. They tell me to go to the labor department, get the letter, get three passport photos and proceed to immigration where I will need to go to the income tax department and get an approval letter after which I will proceed to immigration and pay the fee. Oh, and by the way, the tax department closes at 3:30.
2:45. Arrive at the labor department where they find the letter, say they have no idea how the passport photos were not with the original application and that I will just have to print more of them. Oh, and by the way, the tax department usually closes at 3:15 even though they are supposed to be open until 3:30.
3:00 Arrive back at school, print more passport photos.
3:15 Arrive at immigration where we are immediately sent to the tax department.
3:16 Arrive at tax department (in the same building, thank goodness).
3:32 Leave tax department with said letter (whew).
3:35 Arrive back at immigration where we are told that the passport photos will not work; they “need to look more like this” (showing us a passport photo with a flat white background) and we will need to wait for a final interview with the same guys who just saw us at school and said everything was fine. (????)
3:45 Boss at immigration tells us and 3 other people that the immigration officers discovered fraud at their last stop of the day and would be dealing with that, please come back tomorrow morning at 8:00 am where we will be first in line. I mention that my passport was to have been renewed today. She assures me that it will be no problem if I am there at 8:00 in the morning.
4:00 Pick up Darcell at school.
4:15 Pick up the rest of the team at the Barbers.
5:00 Begin nice leisurely dinner at Bird’s Isle.
7:00 Leave Bird’s Isle before the karaoke begins. Deliver team to respective homes.
7:30 Arrive home in time to watch the last 2 minutes of the Wisconsin game.
And how was your day?