... but at least it's all over. The Embassy visit went fine.
Delta said that the only way we could take the available seats on earlier flights was to pay $2800 extra FOR EACH ticket. We said no. Unless someone wants to donate that to us, then we'll call them back. :) As it is, we can't leave until Sunday as originally planned.
Here is the complete blog of the adoption experience in paperback form, "Russian Adoption: From Nashville to Astrakhan and back". And here is the fictionalized, future "homeland tour" (action adventure) version in various forms: on Kindle, various electronic formats, and in paperback.
This time next week.... Preparation The day before Travel day In the air We're in Moscow Moscow Check out time We're in Astrakhan It's only Monday? What a day... Tuesday (2007-10-02) It's a girl! It's a girl! Wednesday Thursday Great visit Sights of Astrakhan Another great visit Last visit for a while Atlanta! We're home! (10/06) Round two Skora mweh tam boojum Internet access Elizabeth's room Mweh yeddum v aeroport eta ootra In the air again Back in Moscow (11/26) Tuesday (2007-11-26) Back in Astrakhan Russian adoption consultant Comments welcome Showtime! And the judge says...... Success! The day after Saturday morning Much better visit today Beet salad Went for a walk ... Its going to be a good week She's warming up to us Light at the end of the tunnel Picture of us before court More pictures She's ours! The first hours of parenthood Bowel movement Sleep, what a concept Update Nothing much to update about 51-1/2 hours Just another week to go Pictures of our life in Astrakhan Back in Moscow (12/18) Moscow update continued Update to the update's update To the embassy Can't leave early Still in Moscow Riding the Metro Riding the Metro, part deux We're home! (12/23) A few pictures Airport arrival Stay tuned More pics Summary Doctors say she's normal Adoption video Holmes Russian adoption videos Adoption videos updated Our Russian adoption story
"Sorry to hear about that. At least you'll be home for Christmas just like the song sings ;) " Jeannie, 2007-12-19 03:09:39
"Well that stinks, if I win the lottery today I will definitely call you this afternoon and wire you the money. There is one small silver lining with Elizabeth's possible allergies, if they are not only food related, the carpets will be freshly steam cleaned on Saturday morning before you return. Don't forget to send me your flight times so that Todd and I will be on time to pick up you all up. :-) " Stephanie, 2007-12-19 03:34:04
"Call them back and demand that they change it for no additional charge.. or you'll leave them one of Elizabeth's "presents" in the bathroom - the one closest to the cockpit!!! Looking forward to seeing you! " Leslie, 2007-12-19 09:43:301