Monday, January 25, 2010


Ok Hwa's passport came via express mail today from the Korean Consulate in Houston.

We made a trip down to the Consulate in Houston a couple weeks ago, on January 8. We had all our documents and information in order, but they still hit us with a "Gotcha", as they always do. They wanted to know her blood type, and would not finish processing the application without it. Neither of us knew it, and so we placed a call to our doctor in Dallas. Left a message with the nurse to call me back with the information A.S.A.P. The clerk at the Consulate said we could telephone the information to them the next week. We took care of that on the following Monday, and they told up to expect the passport in three to four weeks. It got here in just over two weeks, so we're happy about that.

The passport arriving was the second piece of the puzzle to fall into place for our upcoming trip back to Korea.

Last week my W-2 form from work showed up in the mail, and I got to work immediately on preparing our taxes. Tax Act online is a great product that I've used for three years now. I've never had a problem with them, and it costs only $9.95 to e-file. What's not to love? Now it looks like our tax refund will be more than enough to finance the trip. What a relief!

I went on-line the other night, checking Korean Air for fare prices. They seem to be the only airline that flys non-stop from DFW to Korea. Neither of us want to go through the ordeal of changing planes again. If we go sometime before May, the fare will be about $1,129 each, round trip. Not bad, considering how far it is.

So far, so good. We're keeping fingers crossed, and thinking positive thoughts about making this happen. More on this as things fall into place.

Fall into place...Like the Tao says, don't work so hard, relax and go with the natural flow, and everything will come to you...


  1. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.............................................

  2. Glad to hear you got your taxes done, that in itself is a load off your shoulders. But knowing that it will finance your upcoming trip is the icing on the cake.

    You seemed to have found a great airfare!!