7 Weeks Later: 1 Indian Visa Down, 1 To Go

7 Weeks Later: 1 Indian Visa Down, 1 To Go

It happened.

It took 7 weeks and 3 days, but we have finally received Josh’s passport and visa!

From the official website: “Applications sent by mail for US citizens born in the US take approximately 7 – 10 Business days to process from the date of receipt.” Yeah? In what world? Continue reading

Pretty good so far… (Our Marriage Story)

Pretty good so far… (Our Marriage Story)

funny greeting card

Yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of our first wedding and this is the greeting card I bought my husband. It’s actually a birthday card (It says happy birthday inside); I didn’t like any of the ones in the Anniversary/Wedding section.

“Wait, what? First wedding?” (That’s you who said that.)

Yeah, we have been married twice already, to each other. Continue reading

A Day In Downtown Portland (Mostly Powell’s)

A Day In Downtown Portland (Mostly Powell’s)

Technically it was just about 3 and a half hours, and I spent 80% of the time in one place. But “A Day In Downtown Portland” sounded better than “Three and a half hours in mostly Powell’s and a few other places in Downtown Portland.”

Yesterday, Josh had a meeting and we decided that he should drop me off downtown and I would just hang out while he did his thing.  Continue reading

Indian Visa Nightmare (Continued)

Indian Visa Nightmare (Continued)

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Nov 10: STUCK IN PORTLAND: 6 WEEKS LATER AND STILL NO VISA

Sept 28: HOW EXTENDING OUR INDIAN VISAS LED US TO PORTLAND, OR

On October 3, 2013, Josh submitted his application for a new Indian Business Visa.

Two weeks later they asked for an extra document.

Since we had to get this document from India, it took 8 days to get it and submit it.

More weeks went by, and still no visa. Continue reading

Indian Visa Nightmare (Continued)

Indian Visa Nightmare (Continued)

visa nightmare banner

Previous:

Nov 10: STUCK IN PORTLAND: 6 WEEKS LATER AND STILL NO VISA

Sept 28: HOW EXTENDING OUR INDIAN VISAS LED US TO PORTLAND, OR

On October 3, 2013, Josh submitted his application for a new Indian Business Visa.

Two weeks later they asked for an extra document.

Since we had to get this document from India, it took 8 days to get it and submit it.

More weeks went by, and still no visa. Continue reading

Find Out If I Am A Good Fit For Your Team During The Apocalypse

Find Out If I Am A Good Fit For Your Team During The Apocalypse

This may be the most random post so far in my blog, but I guess I am due since I scored pretty high on the “random” attribute on the left vs right brain test, and I also won the award for “Most Random” in my Senior High School Awards, yep, that was a category, and there were about 180 people in my Senior class.

Now, let’s talk about the apocalypse. The apocalypse has been getting a lot of attention since 1999, when people were scared about reaching the year 2000, and since, has been getting exponentially more attention, peaking near December 2012 with all the Mayan calendar hype. Continue reading

Stuck In Portland: 6 Weeks Later And Still No Visa

Stuck In Portland: 6 Weeks Later And Still No Visa

On September 26, 2013 we decided that extending our Indian visas in India would be almost impossible, so we decided to fly back to the US to get new and longer-term visas.

In case you missed it, here is the more detailed story of why we didn’t extend in India, and why we came to Portland.

We thought we would be in the US (Portland) for about a month, get both our visas and fly back to India. It has now been 6 weeks, and we still haven’t received even one of our visas.  Continue reading

2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)

2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)

As you may or may not know, depending on how much you follow my posts, Josh and I are temporarily in Portland renewing our Indian visas. (A process that is taking 10 times longer than it should). We have been in Portland for over a month now, so last Friday we decided to rent a car and head to Seattle on Saturday for a night. Josh lived in Seattle for 7 years, but his last time there was in 2005. As for myself, I had never been to Washington state before, so I was very excited because I love traveling to new places and especially because Josh always said that I would love Seattle. Continue reading