This morning, I came pretty close to having a meltdown. After returning from the gym, I had an email from our agent asking us about our Congolese visas. I was dumbfounded. I guess we just assumed that you pay for the visas at customs when you arrive in the country. But apparently, you need to fill out an application and send it to the DRC Embassy in Washington DC.
All morning I was kicking myself. How could we miss this?!
I printed the instructions and applications offline and went to work. But then I noticed, on the instructions, we need a notarized letter from the Congo inviting us to visit.
At this point, my frustration shifting from myself to our agent. If she has known we were traveling for the last month, why didn't we get an invitation letter sooner (which would have prompted me to get the visas much sooner). So, after I get vaccinated this afternoon, I must wait to see if she can get me the necessary letter. Then everything will be over-nighted to the Embassy where we will have to pay double the fee to "rush" it and supply a self-addressed overnight envelope back.
And to top this wonderful morning off, I was kicked off my Psychology exam this morning and according to the syllabus... oh well. My professor is "not responsible for" my "technology." And the worst part of all? I went to a coffee shop because my Internet was acting up (to help ensure that I didn't get kicked off) and I only had four questions to answer.
Depending how the rest of this day goes, I may just have to have myself a good cry. Thank goodness for great friends.