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I dont know how all the K-Visa people can live without each other for so long. I dropped Dina off at JFK today and she is currently somewhere over the atlantic flying to moscow. We are apart for 27 days until i meet here there for 2 weeks. This is the first time we have been apart in over a year. We were both balling at the airport. now i sit here lonely and about to look up phone cards so that I can call her after she gets in.

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as an interesting side note, the lady at the flight desk asked to see her green card even though she had the stamp in her passport. I asked why and she said they had to ask for both. Thank God the green card came in the mail yesterday!


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Dina and Craig's timeline:

08-27-2010 Met through a mutual friend

04-17-2011 Married

08-01-2011 AOS Packet sent (I-130,I-485,I-765) via USPS Priority mail

08-03-2011 Package delivered via USPS tracking

08-08-2011 Received Text/Email that all 3 apps were accepted/Checks cashed

09-06-2011 Biometrics Appt. in Philly

09-14-2011 RFE Sent for 485. I forgot to sign one section of the 485

09-21-2011 RFE Mailed back to USCIS

10-14-2011 Card production of EAD ordered

10-17-2011 Interview notice (I-797C) received for 11-16-2011

10-22-2011 EAD Card received

11-16-2011 APPROVED. Card Ordered, Passport Stamped.

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I dont know how all the K-Visa people can live without each other for so long. I dropped Dina off at JFK today and she is currently somewhere over the atlantic flying to moscow. We are apart for 27 days until i meet here there for 2 weeks. This is the first time we have been apart in over a year. We were both balling at the airport. now i sit here lonely and about to look up phone cards so that I can call her after she gets in.

-end rant-

as an interesting side note, the lady at the flight desk asked to see her green card even though she had the stamp in her passport. I asked why and she said they had to ask for both. Thank God the green card came in the mail yesterday!

They don't have to ask for both. She would still have been able to go with just the stamp but you would have had to hack through the ignorant people first, that can take a while.

Except for the few days when Alla has returned to Ukraine without me (we often do something like you are doing now, she goes first I follow later) we have gone to bed together every night since being married, always fall asleep together, though I wake up earlier, but then I usually wake her up when she needs to be. Even when she stayed up late to study, I stayed up with her or fell asleep on the sofa in her office/study.

It is a level of intimacy I truly enjoy and feel is very important and yes, I hate to sleep alone when she goes off to Ukraine first, and so does she. It is something you get used to and something that makes for a great day. I make the "joke" that I "never have a bad day because, hey, I sleep naked with Alla" But it is not a joke really. When you begin and end each day with someone like that, how do you have a bad day? I cannot say it gets easier, though you may find she has less desire to be there for as long.

But you will survive. Make sure you water the plants and feed the animals. :lol: We have also used this time (each year one of the boys has been here with me when she was gone) to do "bad things", like eat Tater Tots and PBJ sandwiches, Pasha and I drove around in her sports car the summer before last before she unceremoniously crashed it! (and she worried about US driving it!) We shot guns in the basement when she still did not want us to, now she does it so it doesn't count as a "bad thing" anymore. Stuff like that. I even bought TEN 2 liter bottles of Diet Pepsi for $10 and stacked them up in the refrigerator! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad! I also used the time to do things with the boys that Alla is not so fond of, like jumping off cliffs into deep pools in mountain streams. Who doesn't like that? :wacko:


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pupsik.. i understand how your feeling.. thank God for our loved ones to bring such wonderful emotions...

and Gary... LOL great post!!!! as always!!! I'm waiting for those days... we haven't slept apart since we got married either due to the wonderful invention of the laptop!!!! BUT it doesnt have that level of intimacy your talking about and i sure would love to have my husband finally in the house, in the kitchen, playing with the children and of course in the bed with me at night being the last thing i see at night and the first in the morning!!!!!

Maybe one day we will get out of the AP HELL!! and all those things will happen and Ill forget the about the tears ive cried at night...


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as an interesting side note, the lady at the flight desk asked to see her green card even though she had the stamp in her passport. I asked why and she said they had to ask for both. Thank God the green card came in the mail yesterday!

At our interview my wife got the stamp. The guy that put the stamp in did say we might want to wait to travel until the green card came in if possible because he said many people at the airlines don't understand the stamp and my try to give you a hard time. But he did say it is exactly the same as the green card and fine for travel.


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now i sit here lonely and about to look up phone cards s

We use a card from ClonCom.....something like 2.7 cents per minute to Russia.


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I dont know how all the K-Visa people can live without each other for so long. I dropped Dina off at JFK today and she is currently somewhere over the atlantic flying to moscow. We are apart for 27 days until i meet here there for 2 weeks. This is the first time we have been apart in over a year. We were both balling at the airport. now i sit here lonely and about to look up phone cards so that I can call her after she gets in.

-end rant-

as an interesting side note, the lady at the flight desk asked to see her green card even though she had the stamp in her passport. I asked why and she said they had to ask for both. Thank God the green card came in the mail yesterday!

Let me say you have a phenomena! A wife without a first name ending in "A." I know it might be a nickname...but how many "Ruby" Russian women will one ever meet?

The 27 days will go fast...and the phone and Skype are there for you. Maybe you can even great a little "creative" with both mediums.

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Let me say you have a phenomena! A wife without a first name ending in "A." I know it might be a nickname...but how many "Ruby" Russian women will one ever meet?

The 27 days will go fast...and the phone and Skype are there for you. Maybe you can even great a little "creative" with both mediums.

Her name is Dina... it appears to me to end in an "a"


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At our interview my wife got the stamp. The guy that put the stamp in did say we might want to wait to travel until the green card came in if possible because he said many people at the airlines don't understand the stamp and my try to give you a hard time. But he did say it is exactly the same as the green card and fine for travel.

Our IO didnt give us the heads up. Luckily we didnt have to go through hoops because the card was with us

We use a card from ClonCom.....something like 2.7 cents per minute to Russia.

I got one from phonecardsmile dot com and it seems pretty good so far (I got the "Scrabble" card). $20 gets me about 100 hours of talking. Although there are "fees" and rounding to deal with as well so we will see how much i actually get.

Her name is Dina... it appears to me to end in an "a"

yep its Dina. "Ruby" is just a nickname


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Dina and Craig's timeline:

08-27-2010 Met through a mutual friend

04-17-2011 Married

08-01-2011 AOS Packet sent (I-130,I-485,I-765) via USPS Priority mail

08-03-2011 Package delivered via USPS tracking

08-08-2011 Received Text/Email that all 3 apps were accepted/Checks cashed

09-06-2011 Biometrics Appt. in Philly

09-14-2011 RFE Sent for 485. I forgot to sign one section of the 485

09-21-2011 RFE Mailed back to USCIS

10-14-2011 Card production of EAD ordered

10-17-2011 Interview notice (I-797C) received for 11-16-2011

10-22-2011 EAD Card received

11-16-2011 APPROVED. Card Ordered, Passport Stamped.

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I guess we have a "non-traditional" RUB relationship but my wife and I enjoy our independence and spend quite a bit of time apart. We don't even sleep together. I'm gone most weekends doing Appleseed and she works evenings so we really don't spend that much time together. Some days I don't even talk to her.

People think that's weird but it works for us. Makes our time together that much better.

We had kind of an unconventional start too. We met while I was in the military and then we spent over five years apart before we did the K-1. It took another year or so to get her here. But, we've been married five years now so I guess it works.

I see stuff like the OP and I kind of chuckle. I guess it's nice to have that level of intimacy with someone... but it gets on my nerves and I could never do it. Leave me alone!


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I guess we have a "non-traditional" RUB relationship but my wife and I enjoy our independence and spend quite a bit of time apart. We don't even sleep together. I'm gone most weekends doing Appleseed and she works evenings so we really don't spend that much time together. Some days I don't even talk to her.

People think that's weird but it works for us. Makes our time together that much better.

We had kind of an unconventional start too. We met while I was in the military and then we spent over five years apart before we did the K-1. It took another year or so to get her here. But, we've been married five years now so I guess it works.

I see stuff like the OP and I kind of chuckle. I guess it's nice to have that level of intimacy with someone... but it gets on my nerves and I could never do it. Leave me alone!

you know its weird. we don't do everything together, but we are always with each other. after work i may sit on the computer for hours and she will be in the room on her computer or reading a book, etc. just that feeling of something being out of place sucks.


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Dina and Craig's timeline:

08-27-2010 Met through a mutual friend

04-17-2011 Married

08-01-2011 AOS Packet sent (I-130,I-485,I-765) via USPS Priority mail

08-03-2011 Package delivered via USPS tracking

08-08-2011 Received Text/Email that all 3 apps were accepted/Checks cashed

09-06-2011 Biometrics Appt. in Philly

09-14-2011 RFE Sent for 485. I forgot to sign one section of the 485

09-21-2011 RFE Mailed back to USCIS

10-14-2011 Card production of EAD ordered

10-17-2011 Interview notice (I-797C) received for 11-16-2011

10-22-2011 EAD Card received

11-16-2011 APPROVED. Card Ordered, Passport Stamped.

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you know its weird. we don't do everything together, but we are always with each other. after work i may sit on the computer for hours and she will be in the room on her computer or reading a book, etc. just that feeling of something being out of place sucks.

We're basically the same as you guys....many times we'll trade off watching the little one so the other can "escape".

Slim may not sleep with his wife because the hot wax wakes him up and makes him grumpy !!!


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Slim may not sleep with his wife because the hot wax wakes him up and makes him grumpy !!!

Too dangerous!


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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