Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cam's Day

When the children and I returned to Turkey in August we had to purchase 90 day Visitor's Visas at the airport because our Residence Permits could not be renewed before we left. Between the Gazi Park Riots, and influx of Syrian refugees, the Police, who handle such things were very busy last spring.

Cam has had few days off in the last four months, so our trip to Ankara to apply for new Residence Visas was postponed until the day before our Visitor's Visas expired. This is my take on his day:

7:30 a.m. Makes himself breakfast and coffee.  Tries to help me find a reasonably priced hotel in Istanbul for the weekend.
8:15 a.m. Walks to the highway to catch a ride to the lease because our car is in the shop
8:15 - 12:30 p.m. Supervises operations on location
12:30 Drives home in the rental car that has been dropped off at the lease for our use.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with us
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Packs for Ankara and changes from work clothes to travel clothes
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Drives from home to Ataturk Airport Istanbul
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Eats a stale muffin and a drinks a bottle of water. Answers a "Where are you?" phone call from work.
6:30 p.m. Takes a bus across the tarmac and boards plane
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Eats airplane food (eggplant and tomatoes, 1/2 turkey sandwich, vanilla pudding, water)
8:30 p.m. Answers second "Where are you?" phone call from Ankara manager while we are waiting to get off the plane.
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Collects luggage, connects us to the company driver who is waiting outside the terminal to take us to the hotel, checks into hotel, ensures the kids are settled in their room, prays with them.
9:30 - 10:40 p.m. Writes daily report (work), answers emails (work), and talks to his Canadian boss on the phone (work)
10:40 p.m. Sets alarm for tomorrow 7:30 a.m. and goes to bed.

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