Drum roll please… Today at 2:20 p.m. the Fed Ex truck arrived with my passport affixed with the lovely Russian visa stamp you can see below.
Note the interesting spelling of my name. Yes, that really does say Jeanette Morris.
What a relief! Nice to have it so much in advance of my departure. I still remember the scene I made the year Becky went with me. The visas arrived in the midst of her graduation festivities, just a day before we were flying out. I burst into tears when the truck drove up and nearly hugged the driver when he handed the envelope to me. No drama this year, and that’s more than okay.