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Published: June 18th 2012
This will be fairly short as today was an exhausting day. But I love those days! I was trying so hard to finish the Qatar report before the shuttle, but I still have about 2 hours of work left on it. Oh well. yeah, I'm thinking the Qatar office is a mess - the lab data was all over the place, arrived at random times, and the writing is strange. So, I'm thinking I could do a lot of good in Qatar, since they don't even have an engineer. But I don't know - that's a lot of responsibility too. I guess we'll see. What didn't go so well at work is that I didn't get any further in the apartment hunt. I am only in my hotel until the 30th, so I need to line up a place. I know what I want and about what extra I am willing to spend, but I need to know what kind of allowance I have and they will need to pay it first since I will not havve my visa at least for another couple of weeks. It's exhausting, but I guess this is one of the problems with the office here - it takes a while to get things done and you have to be very persistent. Jamie and Eric warned me, but I thought it was more about the work then the whole experience. Oh well - once it's done I'll be good!!!
For lunch, we went out to Times Square and I finally got a falafel wrap - it was pretty good but took forever. It is not authentic but I've been craving one and it hit the spot. I should just walk a little further around the neighborhood to find a good place. 😊 I felt bad because I told Ivan, the geologist in our group, that I would see him at lunch as his wife gave him a little extra food to share with us. I dind't remember til I saw him when I got back. I felt so bad - he is so nice! So, tomorrow for sure. I wonder what I can make in return...? Fruit? I'll see if I can dig something up at the supermarket before work.
I talked to Mom about her big party for a few minutes - she seemed very happy. I can't believe the ordeal is over and she can start moving and getting life back to normal! I really miss everyone and wish I could have been there.
So, keeping in theme - please write comments even if it is small. I come home everyday excited to see how many people have viewed (33)and how many comments are ready for me to accept (0). There are a few that have emailed me individually and I will try to respond to you soon. 😊
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