It has been a very quick two weeks. I had one week off before we left and every single day was filled with going somewhere and getting something done for the adoption. I wasn't able to sleep in like usual, probably because I knew there was so much to do and little time to do it in. The deadlines were immediate and often required "within 24 hours". Up until the very end, we didn't even have enough money to complete the adoption! Fortunate for us to have such loving friends and family that donated their money to help make our dream a reality. The final almost-setback was on the day we were leaving (yesterday) when we were informed by GWCA that they had not received our payment and if they did not get payment that very day, our flights would be affected and we would possibly not be able to travel. Long story short, the post office in Austin had the package there. GWCA was able to pick up the package and we followed through with our plans.
The plane ride from Tyler to Houston was very bumpy. We waited for our luggage for about 45 mins only to learn that it was already enroute to Beijing! We waited another hour for the hotel shuttle to finally pick us up. We are staying at the Hilton Houston North. Very nice hotel, but it was after 10p.m. when we finally arrived and did not get to enjoy the beautiful hotel or it's scenery. We leave in 15 minutes and had to get a taxi since the shuttle services do not run this early. An inconvenience, but hopefully we'll get to the airport by 5a.m. The plane leaves at 6.
We have been in awe and wonder that this is actually happening. A part of me is even a bit terrified by it, mostly because I have been so sleep deprived that I can't imagine this being a way of life!
and the Hilton just charged me $10 for internet access, so I'm logging off now. More later