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23 Days....2 hours....32....31....30 minutes

...as the countdown approaches, the stress increases!

Actually, I will be leaving Elko, NV in a mere 11 days (or 5 more shifts, if you want to look at it that way). I am planning to travel across country via caravan with my travel RN friend Teresa. We will split up in Missouri as she heads home to visit her family and I head on to Louisville to meet up with Corey. I am so excited about having the kids together again (it's been almost a year!). Also looking forward to a little time with just Corey and me to catch up on what's been going on in his life....Never thought I would miss him as much as I do! OK, I did know....

Corey got his passport without too much difficulty and I am still waiting for Trinity's to come through. I have been having issues with the passport office in San Francisco. It seems as though I 'forgot' to mail some imperative piece of documentation and I have been fighting through automated answering machines, messages undelivered and too many minutes on hold in attempt to find some answers. I am crossing my fingers in hopes that her passport will come through on time for our departure....feel free to send a prayer up if you believe in that sort of thing! I'm sitting on pins and needles hoping that we will have her passport in hand in time....

If the passport issues aren't enough, I am also fighting with the Nevada board of Nursing regarding my permanent license. My temp license expires on June 2nd and I still have 5 more shifts scheduled to work on this contract. It seems that the NV BON decided to sit on my fingerprints for about two months before forwarding them to the FBI for my background check!! I'm just having no luck at all when it comes to government agencies right now!! I did get to have a nice little chat with the FBI the other day and that's not something that just anyone can say they have done. It would appear that my fingerprints checked out with them, so you wont have to send my mail to the federal pen anytime soon. Now if I could just get someone to light a fire under NV Board of Nursing......

I really wouldn't mind missing out on my last 5 shifts in 'hell' but I had budgeted my last two paychecks for the trip and it's going to cut me short if I dont end up working....we might be eating Raman noodles if that happens. Do they have Raman Noodles in Italy?? Someone might want to fill me in!!

So....only two hours on the phone today and I am still no closer than I was on Friday......

Posted by Khandilee 12:10 Archived in Italy Tagged preparation

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Oh the stress of travel...it's funny how it all seems to work itself out in the end though ;-) We'll be expecting postcards by the way!

by msmitheman

Thanks for the reassuring thoughts!! Kim sent me your address....you're on the list!!

by Khandilee

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