September 10, 2009

077 - Amazing news!... and "The beggining"

 I Officially passed my medical exam for the visa! YAY - Some of you would wonder "But didn't you already share with us that your case was approved?" I know! Visa process are looooong and there's a gazillion steps, what I was celebrating back then  was getting our NOA2 (Second notice of action) after that, our case was sent to the US Embassy here in Chile, where they scheduler our interview, but before that I needed to pass my medical exam, witch I DID officially yesterday! Now I'll have to sit patiently again until my interview the first week of October, so cross your finger for me :)

 Now, since we dont have one of those "aww..." proposal stories, I thought I should share the story of how we met instead. On my very first post I shared a little about how we actually met, yes! it was while I was hitchhiking...

{ This is not the picture of the day I met Mr. Poodle, But back then I thought it was SO FUNNY to have a picture of me hitchhiking, because I thought it was "one of those things" 
I would never do - Seriously!}

Back in December 2006 I went to California on a work exchange program, I worked on a small Sky Resort on the San Bernardino Mountains; everything was pretty new to me and I was the only one on the resort that went all alone (All the other international went there on groups of friends). I stayed with 10 more Chileans and Argentinians on a house – I know! CRAZY! our house was a complete mess hehe.

On my first week at work I run into a shocking discover - This happen to me because Iwas so excited about being hired that I didn’t pay attention to this little detail - there was NO public transportation for the workers! (ok there was one Marta buss each morning, but not the kind you will trust to be on time each day) :O - so almost against my will I found myself hitchhiking to work :(.

We did small 2 to 4 people groups with the other Chileans I lived with to hitchhike (I completely hated it the first day - I was sooo embarrassed!).

On the second day, my roommate and I jumped in and just like the day before, I sit next to the driver, because I was the one not SO scared about chatting on English. But this time the driver was a guy (Si, era Mr. Poodle!) he was extremely nice and funny - I think his sense of humor completely caught my attention so  after I jump out of the truck (without asking him if he did work there) I thought "Yay! today was SO much better!"

Later that morning I was outside changing a trash bag out of a frizzed trashcan - What a girly thing to do on a cold winter morning? (yup I did whatever they ask me to do on the resort) So I saw him again - walking my direction on his Sky Patrol uniform - with a weird look on his face he offered help (I was kicking that trashcan as hard as I could to break the ice on the bottom) he tried hard to show how strong he was, kicking it "like a man", but didn't work - It was not the most romantic situation but there was sparks all over!! :)

{ Really fast I realize our personalities were a perfect match - California 2006}

It was almost a love at first sign kind of thing, after seeing each other for the first time, we would often look for each other around the resort. A month after we first met we started dating. When the sky season ended I stayed a few extra weeks to travel around, he then asked me to stay to see him graduate from the Fire Academy.

{ How could I say no to that handsome man! :P - Joshua Tree 2007}

Fast forward about 2 years with a few trips for the both of us (to go see each other), and we finally decided that we didn’t want to be apart anymore and started the paperwork for a fiancé visa (You know it Mrs D’orsay, we can buuuu! together!), this normally takes about 4 months, but we were hoping it could be faster – Um Nop! We are already pass the 6 months mark and I’m still living in Chile, but I’ll be moving soon so I should NOT complain :) - USCIS I love you! hehe

I’m sure there’s a lot of really funny/sweet/not so normal ways of meting your Mr. on the hive! Want to share yours?  :)

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