Ann got the Letters of Invitation to come back to Russia yesterday, so she and Jake will be here in about two weeks. Many of you already know the story, but for those of you who don’t, here you go: Our son Jake has Crohn’s Disease, and he has to have infusions every 8 weeks to control it. So, Jake and Ann needed to go back to the US several times during our stay in Russia. We were very clear with everyone involved that we had a special case, but the Russian bureaucracy doesn’t do special cases, which we figured out only after we got here. When we came to Russia we had single-entry visas good for 90 days. Ann and Jake could leave whenever they wanted, but they couldn’t come back to Russia until the first visa expired and they issued another. So, I’ve been here for about 7 weeks by myself, but the most important thing is that we will be together soon, and that I have had the opportunity to live an amazing experience in a wonderful country and meet many new friends. I miss my cat though, who seems to be getting along just fine without me.
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