It occurred to me that it has been a while since anyone has posted to the blog and I figured that I had better get this started again. I apologize for the delay in this post but I have been stuck in a library for the last month studying so unless people wanted to see pictures of me hunched over books and looking crabby this was why I didn't bother posting.
Well yesterday I finally managed to become legal, that is right after being here in Europe for almost a month and a bit past when my tourist rights (the three months that you are allowed to be in Europe with out a visa) expired I have FINALLY!!! gotten my temporary residency visa. The great part is it is valid until Sept 30, 2010. I only have to get it signed by the municipality either today or tomorrow and I am good to go!
It was nice as well because I was able to go to Trieste with some friends so the trip was not as boring as usual and I didn't have to wake up early to take the train or bus. Actually I was very relieved because just before I left I found out that I may not be able to get my visa as the consulate was only open Monday, Wed and Fri however when we got there I was convinced just to check to see if it was possible; (dad is this an appropriate use of a semi colon) low and behold after a short conversation at the door of the consulate I was allowed to get my visa early. HAHAHAHA I guess the guy (Mr Tarence) was sick of dealing with me and figured that it was easier to just give me my visa and get rid of me, that is what 5 trips to Trieste will do.
Going to get the visa meant that I had to miss my first day of classes, don't worry I had contacted the professor in advance and he was very alright with it as he had gone though the same thing himself no to long before. As a result I don't have any comments on how my classes will be but I will let you all know in time.
Alright before I go I am going to throw out the challenge for everyone to post at least something before we speak again on sunday (no not being on skype on sunday will not get you out of this commitment so don't even think about it) before I go. When I challenge everyone to post I mean everyone, that means that both mom and dad must each put up separate posts. Also no one can say that they don't have anything to post because I am sure if you think about it you will think of something.
Well I have to go for a run but I expect to see 4 more updates by the end of the week.
I hope that you all have wonderful weeks and I will talk to you on Sunday.