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Changes in Plans

We are coming home early!

sunny 41 °C

Dave found out that his replacement will be able to take over earlier than expected - so we will be heading home June 17! It is a wonderful experience over here but we really miss our home, family and friends and are quite pleased with how this is working out.

The ongoing saga of renewing visas has changed again. We won't have to cross the border to Oman for me to obtain mine - but I did have to go for a blood test and x-ray today. At first they didn't want to give me a visa at all - you can imagine how pleased Dave was with that piece of news! Every office here has a PRO - Public Relations Officer - whose job it is is to navigate through the bureaucracy and regulations. He returned to the visa office with Dave and they waited to speak to the manager in charge who gave approval quite quickly. He accompanied me today when I went for the tests.

On the health front, Dave is improving every day but still tires easily and gets winded. We went for a follow-up appointment at the hospital on Saurday so they could do more x-rays and make sure Dave was indeed on the mend. The doctor told him that it was one of the worst cases of pneumonia he had seen in a long time.

In the next blog I will be writing about the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall and have already loaded some pictures in case you are interested.

Posted by DavidandHazel 00:39 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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Thanks for the update and I am very happy you will be making it to the Outer Banks in September!!

by Dominique


by Emily

Hi you two, Am finally getting to your blog! What a wealth of information there. Very alarming news about your pneumonia David. I do hope you continue to recover. I will have to keep a closer check on you through your blog! Thanks for all the reports Hazel; you must have been a tremendous support to David through his ordeal! Hopefully things will go well for you now. Enjoy your last month there. What an experience. Wow!

by anna j staples

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