Thursday, June 22, 2006

Checklist update

The courier brought our passports and visa applications to the Chinese Consulate this morning, so I'm expecting to have them back in my hands by next Friday at the latest.

I received 2 notarized copies of the Homestudy Update in the mail today and tomorrow I'll send that overnight with a "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO THIS QUICKLY" letter and an overnight return mailer to the USCIS in San Antonio, but I'm fairly certain I'll be taking a drive down there again sometime before 7/10 to get the updated I-171H.

I can't seem to wrap my brain around a final packing list, but I'm trying. I keep seeing Swiss Army Knife on lists, but I'm almost 42 years old and have never had an occassion to need one before, so I don't know why I would need one in China. Any ideas?

2 comments:

Lisa and Tate said...

Yes... I keep hearing about the Swiss army knife or Lethermans.... I would guess that there will be times when you just might need to tighten a screw on a toy, or something to pry off a lid or open a can or cutting something like a tag off of things???? I have also heard to bring some clothes pins and a rope for hanging up laundry... at least it couldn't hurt... I have heard to forget the thermos bottle cause hot water is available everywhere.... This is one of the things that I am worrying about and I am not LID until March 2006!!!!

Lisa

Denise said...

Ohh! Good idea on the rope and clothes pins. I keep hearing "laundry is cheap so pack light", but free is better than cheap so handwashing a few things is a good idea. I am bringing a thermos, just in case. Good reasons on the SAK, too. I think I'll bring one just in case. :)