seems like just last week we came home from DC. LOL - of course it has been more than a month at this point.... Jeez. October has always been a fast month. Years ago we always went to someplace in Europe for Phil's birthday. And then later we would get all our Chicago doctor appointments finished before heading south for the winter to Sarasota, but that's over now. This October we have been about half home bodies and half social. We have been working diligently on the paperwork for our NLV (non lucrative visa) for Spain. Our appointment at the consulate is next Tuesday. We are still missing one document from our government. We sent off the paperwork to the State Department facilitators on August 26th and they filed it with the State Department on September 6th. Since there was a Labor Day weekend in there it seemed timely. The facilitator told us 5-6 weeks for the turn around to us.
and...... here we sit at coming up to EIGHT weeks and no paperwork..... big sighs all around.
But in the meantime.... we got fun... Phil went to a folk music conference with his buddies and I worked on scanning documents we needed for the NLV process and for tax season next winter while we are away in Europe.Then we met Ron & Mary for dinner at Alcove the following Monday. It was just as good as the first time we went there so we were happy we chose it to return to.
The following night it was warm enough to eat outside- and despite the deck being cleared for winter we had steaks on the grill with baked potatoes and a salad.
The next few nights were scheduled with dinner at Le Bouchon, a play at the Raven Theater, and dinner with Todd & Evie at El Ideas.