The musings of an Out and Proud Foreign Service Officer
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Okay, I know you are dying to know who won the Amazing Race, so I'll just tell you. It was a tie. We got back at the same time...but you knew that already. So just as a wrap up (sorry about not blogging sooner, but I was really wiped out...Ii was even too quesy for sushi last night, so you know how bad that was!). Anyway, our time in Tallinn was brief, but good. We met with our sections at the embassy, as well as with the Ambassador, DCM and the person we are each replacing. And everything, everything, everything exceeded my expectations! The people are great, the place is great. I think we will love it there. Except. Yesterday, we were told that my wife was not approved for In Country Language Training. Which could mean we spend a year apart. Not something I am thrilled with, since we have already done almost 2.5 years apart during our careers. At this point, I don't know what we will do. We are going to appeal. We are going to try to get help from anyone we can think to ask. We are considering all options. Keep your fingers crossed for us that the appeal won't be rejected, though really we expect it will. I am not sure where we go from here.
This blog is intended to give anyone who is interested some insight into life in the Foreign Service. The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. State Department. But hopefully, I won't say anything that will even make you wonder.