Friday, September 30, 2011

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week...

I used to love that book: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was funny then. Not so much when your whole week goes that way!

Everybody knows the visa interviews didn't go as planned. But to add to the frustration- the cost to FedEx the new piece of paperwork was $117. Not to mention the extra $500 that had to be sent to finish the adoption. (My rep lives 8 hours from Accra. So every time she goes to the embassy she has to take the kids, spend the night & eat there. Which is all more expensive than it is in Offinso.)

Then, last Friday, my van's transmission broke. I just bought this van 2 months ago to accomodate my soon-to-be-larger family. After getting quotes from dozens of mechanics, I made a decision. Of course, they found something else in the transmission that was broken. So my $1,400 repair is now a $2,400 repair.

The whole week has been so frustrating that it's almost comical! Just like the book.


  1. AHHHHH! ((hugs)) and I am hoping for beautiful information on the 12th! It is TIME!!

  2. Oh I love that book too! I always thought that the title was rather witty and hilarious even if it described something terrible. It can be rather hard to think of it as something funny given what you've experienced—such as the transmission breaking down—since repairs like that are quite costly. I hope that the van gets working soon.

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