Archive for December, 2011
Andrew got the best email he could this morning at 3:00 am; Maryna got her green card!
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers – she got the best possible outcome after three very difficult, scary months and years of endless bureaucratic paperwork. And money. And time. Etc.,etc.
Anyway, all is well today. Thank goodness we didn’t burn the store down after two days of burning our special candle. I think it’s gone; we’ll have to replace it!
No news yet; the interviewer has to check with Washington DC – can’t make the decision on her own. Don’t know what that means, but keep the positive thoughts coming!
Okay – this is a terrible picture and I’m sure Maryna will have a fit, but it is the only picture I have on my computer. Sorry Maryna!
Tuesday night – midnight – Maryna has an interview with the US Embassy in Poland – 8:30 am Wednesday morning, Poland time. I know many people have missed her and wondered where she was, or just thought they kept coming to the Main Street Market on her days off. Maryna left here September 8 and returned to her home in the Ukraine. ICE is very complicated, but the gist of it is that she received notice a month earlier that she had 30 days to leave the US – and so she did.
Once she got back to the Ukraine, Maryna waited for an invitation to interview for a green card. Her interview is this week – finally! She has a 50/50 chance and one shot at a green card – her ticket back to Door County and us, Andrew and her cat. Mostly Andrew, then us, then the cat (I think!)
We have a green candle that has special powers. We’ve lit it for many people for various reasons – mainly surgical procedure – but it is a potent good luck charm. The last person to benefit from the powers of the candle is Mettie Lautenbach – it saved her life! Well maybe the doctors had something to do with it, but the candle helped!
Tuesday afternoon we will light the candle at the front desk. Hopefully someone will remember to blow it out when the store closes ( burning down the store might not be good luck.) We will also send thoughts and prayers to Maryna on her way to the Embassy and her interview, and we’d really appreciate it if you would also. Hopefully, she will know the outcome of the interview within a day. We sincerely hope Andrew comes to work Wednesday morning with a ginormous smile on his face! I doubt he will be able to sleep Tuesday night.
I’ll update everyone when I know the outcome. In the meantime, please keep Maryna in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
Last year on this Sunday, Door County received 15 inches of snow! Steve and I made it to the store about 7:00 am ( We knew it was going to be bad, so I went with him. My little TT wouldn’t have made it out of the garage!)
We turned on some lights; we couldn’t turn on the automatic doors because it was blowing in so much! I think we had about 20 customers and closed by noon. Regan was home so we made a big pot of chili, built a fire and took it easy the entire afternoon. Lovely!
Looking at the bright sunshine and clean grass it seems odd that we haven’t even had a dusting of snow this winter yet. Oh well, maybe next week!