Gentle readers, I was recently given the opportunity to return to the States for work. I am excited to be going there, and very excited to see family and friends, if time permits. Overall, this will be an almost 4-week trip, and the travel came as a total surprise and a welcome opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving in the States. While I will be working in Savannah, I hope to spend some time in Macon and Atlanta if I can manage it on the weekends. I will also be back in Valencia in plenty of time to celebrate Christmas and Three Kings Day here.

Oh, and earlier this week, I received an update on my residency renewal process. Through a certified letter, I received a number of forms that I had to take first to the bank (i.e. pay a fee), and then go to the correct office of “foreigner affairs” quite close to where I live. After turning the papers in at that office, I now have to wait. If I do not hear that there are any problems  by the three-month mark on 3 January 2015, then my residency is approved. I will wait for the official “approval letter” around that time.

All good news!