Thursday, 24 November 2011

November 24, 2011

Today was "preparation day" and also American Thanksgiving.  We have three American couples in the Athens area and we got together at the Freestone's for a turkey dinner (mid-afternoon).  It was really good - very traditional with turkey, stuffing and gravy - mashed potatoes - sweet potatoes and my contribution, which was the zucchini-tomato-onion-chesse dish - and all the trimmings.  Dessert was, of course, pumpkin pie - but they also had banana cream pie and someone brought some little danishes.  The company was a hoot and a good time was had by all.

We are still trying to get our papers in to start the proceedings for our residency permit.  We have to get our bank a/c set up here with the money in it and part of that was to get the police to sign a document to the effect that we live at "this address."  We got that  and so off we went - however, the bank tells us -  that piece of paper only tells them that the police are only verifying our signatures - not that we live at this address!  So now we are armed with the right forms to do this, but the President has to sign the one form and he won't be back until Tuesday evening.  It's no wonder it takes so long to get anything done here.

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