Sunday, April 3, 2011

4.2.11 Another Pile O' Documents and Shopping

Today we sent off another envelope of carefully completed and signed documents. This time to the Korean Cosulate in San Francisco, shown at left; they should receive them on Monday. Thankfully, the consulate has a standing policy of phone interviews for people who live in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, so we don't have to go there in person. Once our interviews are done, we just have to wait for our stamped passports to come back, and then we are finally cleared to leave!*

This was another bit of pricey postage for us. To get our documents there and back quickly it was $54.00. Once again, we recommend that you start your document quest as early as possible in order to avoid the expense of this expedited mailing. Because of our tight deadlines, we have no choice. To be honest, at this point we don't really care - we're just excited to finally get going!

Tomorow we are going down to Fort Collins to shop for some teaching supplies. We have been told that simple games and flashcards are great tools, and that little gifts like pencils, erasers, and stickers are like gold in the hogwan classroom. We aren't going to bring a lot of stuff simply because space is at such a premium in our luggage, but we want to have little things to hand out for good work - nothing like bribery to motivate 6 to 12 year olds.

We're also going to shop for teacher clothes for me. I plan on picking up mostly shirts, as I currently have plenty of pants. I am hoping to find some cool short sleeved button ups - we'll see if Spring is close enough on the Front Range for those to be on the racks.

*We still have to get the animals' paperwork in order and our airline reservations are not made yet, so perhaps I am being needlessly optimistic...


  1. I found your blog through your comment on my blog. What an exciting adventure you are embarking upon! I'm excited to follow you on your journey. :)

  2. Thank you very much! I'm hoping to do some reporting on the Goth scene/fashions in Korea once we're actually there.

  3. Welcome aboard, VictorianKitty - your blog is a favorite around our house!