Not much is new since Thursday - still waiting for the final 'verdict', but I do have tickets, at the moment that have us leaving Tuesday night and arriving in Petropavlovsk on Thursday morning (their time, Wednesday night our time.) What will make this change is if we find out on Monday that my visa won't be processed until Tuesday. There is still a chance that it will be processed on Monday, and then my travel agency can pick the visa up, and FedEx it to me with my tickets (for both Mom and myself.) If the Consulate decides it won't prepare the visa on Monday, they have already said they will do it Tuesday. That means our flights will be pushed back and we will leave on Wednesday night and arrive their Friday morning. Crazy!
I have opened up my suitcases again and am trying to decide what I can take out. The problem is, although I have taken many things out... I also put a few in. So, I'll have to see how it ends up - whether I've reduced the weight or added to it! (Knowing me, I'll have added to it!)
That's it for now. I'll know tomorrow, supposedly, when I'm leaving! :)
Today, I get to try to do some last minute things, but I also get to watch the SuperBowl with Matthew! I'm glad I'm here for that - and it will make it all the better if the Patriots lose, but I'm not holding my breath!