So much stress in a single day. I am exhausted, but here I am at my laptop making sure this blog goes out. I don't know that anyone will read or care about this, but I want some sort of testament out there that, for better or stupid, I made the effort to complete this blog every. Single. Day.
So as an update, I've visited the local and state government agencies necessary to get the ball rolling on everything and now I'm here in Los Angeles having spent the day likely infuriating a poor worker at the Chinese consulate as I failed to comprehend and/or follow even her most basic of instructions. It feels like everything that could've messed up without completely sinking this endeavor has.
Long story short, it was very stressful and we spent entirely too much money on coming to Los Angeles to complete this leg of the journey, but here we are. Hopefully it will work out well and we won't have to do this again. Heck, if I'm making wishes, hopefully everything will sail smoothly and we'll be in China by this time next month.
I've been driving several hundreds of miles, for hours at a time, navigating a maze of bureaucracy both within and without my own government all on approximately no sleep. I should dead at the moment, but I've reached this strange place of calm. The stresses of the day coupled with the eventual reliefs from each one being at least moderately resolved have left me a shell of a human, perhaps even a departed soul looking down upon the actions of some fleshy shell with detached emotions, devoid of context or care.
I guess what I'm saying is, I need some sleep.
If nothing else, today's trek allowed me to finish my "Wasteland Tour" adventure I started nearly two years ago to visit all the major real-life sites portrayed in the video game Fall Out: New Vegas. Today's find: Novac.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.