I came back from Stockholm this afternoon – and my passport was already waiting for me at the local supermarket*! My passport was sent from the US embassy already on Thursday, the same day as my interview, by registered mail and arrived to Eslöv before me today!
I am now the proud possessor (??) of an American visa – not something I ever thought that I would aspire to, but hey, life is full of surprises!
Six months of stress, panic, worry about the future and of grinding my teeth in my sleep – I can’t believe that it is over – I can join O in Puerto Rico on Saturday as planned. My second cousin E and her boyfriend will be relieved as well to hear that I will be there when they arrive next Tuesday from New York 🙂
*) You might wonder why at the supermarket… well, you see in Sweden we don’t have post offices anymore.. The commercial Svensk kassaservice (Swedish cashier service) has taken over from the traditional post offices and you now have to go to the supermarket to pick up your packages, buy stamps etc. I have just read that the man who was in charge of dismantling the post offices in Sweden, Ulf Dahlsten, is moving to the UK to do the same thing to the British mail… I feel sorry for the Brits… (He has worked in the European Commission for the last few years and I have met him a couple of times, he made some stupid remark about my Skåne accent so I am not a big fan!!)