Sitting in an empty office at the MO's HR building. We've just spent an hour or so signing papers so we can get our employment and dependent's passes. We thought we'd actually be GETTING them today, which would mean THEN we could go GET a cell phone for me and internet service at the house, but nooooo. I've calmed down a bit but I was ready to stab somebody with a pencil a while ago. It's frustrating to be so powerless. I suppose paperwork and government will be rushed for no man, or something similarly insightful....
With Chinese New Year coming up, it's even harder to get stuff done. In retrospect, this may have been a pretty bad time to move, but it just didn't seem realistic that things would be so shut down.
The good news is that all this administrivia doesn't diminish the sheer beauty of this place, or the excitement of being here, embarking on this new adventure. It does make we want to drink in the middle of the day, though.