Sorry I poofed there for a few days. We went to the in laws annual retreat. There were 18 of us in the house. Four kids under the age of 4. It was crazy, insane, but great.
Anyway, we're back.
The first trip has been finalized. The plane tickets have been paid for. The Russian Visas have been applied for.
We're leaving on a Saturday and returning 10 days later.
The coordinator has taken care of our hotel arrangements.
My parents will take care of the cat.
They may even drive us to the airport. We were lucky enough to get seats out of the local international airport instead of having to travel out of the other airport, which would have been interesting logistics, to say the least.
Work has been amazing. On Friday my manager asked me if I could work an extra hour or two a day to make up for the time I would be away.
To say I was appreciative, was an understatement.
I'm really looking forward to working with these people more.
Of course, I have to be late to work tomorrow because I need to stop at the bank and drop off at Fed E* on the way there, but the flex time option is coming in might handy right now. :)
Hope everyone had a great holiday!