Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Wait Continues...

Honestly, I think I am going to lose it.  I am addicted to checking my email waiting for this e ticket. I stay up until about 3 am, waiting for the email pings on my iPad.  Then I get up at about 8 am and check my email like a mad woman.  The sadness sets in when I realize the 20 emails I got while I was sleeping (visions of departure dates dancing in my head) are only from the 50 million Facebook groups that I belong to. *SIGH*

Rumour on FB is that the first group's ticket have all been sent out and we now wait to be sent in the second group and that looks like they will leave around August 24.  About 1/3 of the ADEC teachers have received their flights.  The good news is I know that I am not alone in this flightless boat.  I am in touch with a few girls that I interviewed with and no one has heard anything.  Also only about 2 Canadians have received their flights.  All this puts me at ease.  The bright side is that I get more time with my family and friends, although many of them are going back to work next week.

As the time draws nearer, I have been packing like a mofo, realizing that I am going to have to leave quite a few clothing items behind, I have never considered myself someone that has tons of clothes, my friends out do me in that area. But the idea of fitting all I want to bring in 3 suitcases (I am bringing a traveller's backpack as my 3rd piece of luggage for my Southeast Asia adventure in December) is harder than I anticipated.  The fact that I do not know what airline I am flying does not help.

I get asked about 5 times a day when I am leaving.  I tell all my friends that soon as I know, they will know. This is the order of how people will find out when I get the info:

1. Call parents
2. Text friends
3. Send email
4. Post on FB
5. Post here!

This way no one can say that they did not know.

One of my childhood friends is coming in from out of town to see me this weekend.  She could not make it to the going away party, I am happy that I am leaving a bit later because I would not have been able to see her otherwise.

I am following the adage "Good things come to those who wait" and "No news is good news".

I really hope that I hear something soon.

Thanks again for reading, feel free to leave me a comment to let me know that you stopped by.



  1. Haneefa,

    I am still waiting for departure information also. Haven't you received your itinerary now? I thought I read you did but I could be wrong. I hope to see you soon in Abu Dhabi! Good things come to those who wait...Patiently waiting my departure!!!

  2. Antoinette Nalini KavooriFebruary 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    It was nice reading your blog. I am in the same situation as you have been in. Still waiting..........shld have been there in early Jan,did not happen!!!!!!! Hoping the wait will be over soon. Until then I'm glad I found your blog posted by one of our Jan 2014 EMT's and it has made. some very good reading at this end. You are an excellent writer. Kudos to you. Hoping to meet you in person soon.

  3. Hello Antoinette,
    I know the wait is excruciating but it will all be worth it. Keep me posted and I would love to meet you when you here. Thank you so much for reading! I will keep the posts coming!

    Good luck!
    Handed a