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Good Sunday morning! Looks like nobody started it yet so I will. Today is bum day for me. Got everything done yesterday. Have to work on fixing the driver side window of my car. It won't go back up. Blah.

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hope everyone has a wonderful day...

i just got back from work... gonna take a nap in a little while...


Tho' lovers be lost, love shall not... and death shall have NO dominion!

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to where the grace of God will not protect you.

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I hope it's a sunny, fun day also. Attempting the festival again today, more thundershowers in the forecast. I didn't get much done yesterday, but I had fun. My throat feels a little sore today, been coughing... yuk! So it's either festival-ing for me or housework and laziness! I must do laundry! Said's been working so much I haven't been able to see him online much, so, inch'allah, I'll get to see him today. I miss his face when we can only talk on the phone :(

Jean, good luck w/ the car window!

Noura (F)


Met briefly in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 2003 - not available :(

Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

Daily phonecalls, discover internet chatting w/ video cam - OMG!!!

March 25-April 14, 2006 Noura's 2nd trip to Morocco - formal engagement w/ family

April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

Oct 5, 2006 - Interview SUCCESS

Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

Oct. 16, 2006 VISA IN HAND!

Dec. 24, 2006 - Said arrives in NOLA, just in time for the holidaze!

Dec. 31, 2006 - OUR WEDDING!!! Ringing in a New Year as husband & wife!

Jan 8, 2007 - applied for SSN

Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

Feb 6, 2007 - checks cashed for AOS/EAD/AP - YAY!

Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

April 17, 07 - AP approved

April 19, 07 - EAD approved

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No work today!!! Both Mohammed and I have the day off. Today will be shopping for food. (love this part cuz we will go to the arab store and have lunch while we are there....falafel sandwiches and beef sherwma).

Hope you all have a great day. Noura hope your throat feels better. Try tea and honey.

Jackie

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thanks Jackie, I had tea & honey last night before bed, gonna have some more this morning. Yum on the falafel and schwarma!!! Enjoy! It's tea time for me.....


Met briefly in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 2003 - not available :(

Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

Daily phonecalls, discover internet chatting w/ video cam - OMG!!!

March 25-April 14, 2006 Noura's 2nd trip to Morocco - formal engagement w/ family

April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

Oct 5, 2006 - Interview SUCCESS

Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

Oct. 16, 2006 VISA IN HAND!

Dec. 24, 2006 - Said arrives in NOLA, just in time for the holidaze!

Dec. 31, 2006 - OUR WEDDING!!! Ringing in a New Year as husband & wife!

Jan 8, 2007 - applied for SSN

Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

Feb 6, 2007 - checks cashed for AOS/EAD/AP - YAY!

Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

April 17, 07 - AP approved

April 19, 07 - EAD approved

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You know it's a funny thing. I have been very relaxed about this whole waiting thing for the last 5 weeks since Mohammed's interview. I haven't been worried about a thing. I don't know what's happened in my stupid brain, but the last 2 days worries are consuming. I'm missing him something horrible and now I am beginning to devise all these reasons they could deny his visa. He's also been foaming at the mouth the last few days with worries and its not helping me much. Anyone else go through this? I think I've been reading too much about the security checks and what not... and now I've gotten myself all messed up.

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Jean I did the same thing and it is natural. I would go weeks and be fine and then I would have a melt down. Try not to focus on the security checks. I only posted the details since it makes it easier to understand the whole process. Right now focus on your getting ready for your move into your new place or other things. That is what I have to do when I get overwhelmed.

Hugs,

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Hi Mary,

Thank you for taking the time to post all of the information on the checks that you did. For me, having information ultimately helps fighting my own fears. It's just dealing with the intial cloud of crud it can kick up emotionally before the logic can sort it out that mucks me all up.

Mohammed had one run in with the military police there after I left. The reason was that he didn't register my presence with them, as is required but few do. They questioned him extensively about it and took a copy of his ID card. After they were finished, they cleared him and told him he was free to go. They also took a copy of my Islamic papers and the copy of my passport I had left with him.

I am worrying about this. Even if it does click off a hit, I would assume it is actually just more "proof" I was there but then who knows how it will be viewed. I'm just consumed in worries. Trying to think about other things. I should probably wander away from the forum for the day until I can handle myself again. Gad I was never in my this messed up.

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Jean, I wouldn't worry too much about that incident. The police in Taza came to Abdel's house one morning while I was there and told his family to bring me down to the local police station to register as soon as we woke up. Abdel's upstairs neighbor was a police officer, so I don't know if he was the one that told them I was there, or if it was because I registered my trip on the State Department website before I left or what. All I know was that it didn't keep Abdel from getting his visa.

I think it sounds like he was able to make them happy, even if it was after the fact. The worrying is normal so please feel free to come talk to us when you have it. (F)

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I agree with Liz I do not see where it would hurt his chances of getting the visa. I truly think his name is so common that he may be in a name check and it does take time. So try and relax a little bit.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Oh honey, try to relax. I would have loved to have a "hit" like that instead of the Egyptian government saying my man was dead! :lol: I just get the impression that everyone working in our embassy there could really care less if our men get to us or not. You know the egyptian women hate us anyway because we are "taking their men from them." Have you heard that one? I get it quite a bit over here. :huh:

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Oh honey, try to relax. I would have loved to have a "hit" like that instead of the Egyptian government saying my man was dead! :lol: I just get the impression that everyone working in our embassy there could really care less if our men get to us or not. You know the egyptian women hate us anyway because we are "taking their men from them." Have you heard that one? I get it quite a bit over here. :huh:

Oh yeah. I remember well. I lived there 8 months. Mohammed and I walked just about every place we went and the sneers and insults from the younger women were a bit difficult to get used to. Mohammed would get so angry. I just had to learn to stay in my own "space" and be happy at his side and let the rest of the world go by in a bit of a blur.

Any new for you from the Embassy? They've been steadily blowing off my emails requesting verification that they received the lease, so I gave up.

And thank you guys for your supportive words. It helps a lot. You know how these stupid melt downs kind of take any type of logic and reason from you. I feel a bit better. I dont know what I would do without you guys.

Oops. I forgot. I managed to take the car door apart and figured out the problem with the window. A plastic pulley broke. Who is the genious that decided to use stupid plastic parts for mechanisms that are used so much???? DUH! About the time I got it all figured out it started to rain, so I put everything back together and shimmed the window into place so it will stay in the up position. At least I know the most costly thing about a repair is the labor to do it and its not an actuator or anything. Anyway it was kind of fascinating to see how all the "innards" were designed and put together. (Ok so my Sunday is a week bit boring... hahaha.)

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Boring, Jean, are you kidding? I find it awesome to hear about other women who aren't afraid to do "guy" things. I live in the deep south in a city that is stuck in the past in so many ways. My neighbor won't even cut her own grass, even though she's single. She wouldn't dream of trying to fix her own car. While there are women here like you, too many are like my neighbor. You go girl!

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Happy Sunday! It's bright and sunny here today. Me and the little man went bread shopping this morning but he was very angry he didn't get to ride in the "car cart" (You know the shopping carts that look like cars for kids to ride in). Alas he got over it. He's at home playing with dad right now while I'm working on papers. I finished another one! 2 more you guys! I'm psyched! yay!! Ok gotta go - just took a VJ break for a few.

Anyone know a good recipe for tonight? Doesn't have to be Arab just something fast and yummy! :)


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