Finally, helllloooooo from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  1. hi everybody,

    sorry for the long delay - did try to send lots of postcards - hopefully, y'all got them! still don't have a computer of my own, and can only use this one once in a blue moon (actually, less than that). have been here for 6 1/2 weeks and still have not received one piece of mail! grrrrrrrr!!!!!

    anyway, am now living in a lovely two bedroom apartment, by myself. has two balconies, and am working on getting the kitchen balcony screened in so i can eat out there.

    am working in the emergency room, which is really a clinic, it turns out. very busy but don't have to worry about my intellegence being challenged by the job - i follow the doc into the room, position myself on a stool between doc and the patient, then proceed to turn the light down during the exam, then up afterwards. put desired eyedrops in, hand patient a kleenex, then give desired appt. slips and prescription slips to the doctor. all of these things are directly in the reach of the ophthalmologist, but somehow they have decided that they need r.n.'s to assist them. but the paperwork is another matter altogether. i swear there must be between 14 and 78 slips of papers to be filled out for everyone seen. i have burst into tears numerous times, feeling like such an idiot for not catching on to this paperwork. apparently, from what i'm told this is the normal way to do it - just ask till you find someone with more experience who knows!

    weather is gorgeous - hot and sunny. think i am beginning to settle in though i desperately miss my family and furbabies. wah!
    and, of course, all you guys.

    don't have time to read but will try to get my laptop if my money ever arrives here. in the meantime, please write - maybe someday i will open my mailbox and find it overflowing! apt. # is g-203.

    hope all is well with everyone, and will catch you when i can. love to all and lots of hugs :d
  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   lil' girl
    Weetz sooooooooo good to hear from you!! Sounds like you are having a good time now that you got out of that small apt! Got your postcard and bookmark!How did you know that I collect them????

    Be sure to give us your new address, you can PM or email me!! Have some books to send to you!

    Again great to hear from you!

  4. by   lil' girl
    Duh, see it now!!
  5. by   akcarmean
    Weetzie-- So good to hear from you. I rec'd your postcard. Thanks!! My kids were amazed at the pic. I will get you something out over the weekend. I hope you get something soon. I know several people have sent things. Take care.

  6. by   suzanne4
    great to hear from you................send me your address...........
  7. by   Blackcat99
    It's so nice to hear from you. :hatparty: How long will you be staying in Saudi Arabia? It sounds so exciting!!!
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hello and glad you are settling in well!
  9. by   leslie :-D
    awwwwww WEETZIE!!!!!!
  10. by   leslie :-D
    awwwwww WEETZIE!!!!!!

    guilty, guilty, guilty- i will write you back today (i'll definitely try).

    God i miss you. i'll keep you up to date on everything.
    is there a certain amt of time you're required to stay there or can you leave anytime you want?

    mmmmmmm, i'm having a nice cold frothy beer right now.
    here's to you darlin'.

    miss and love you.

    leslie xoxo
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Hi Weetzie - great to hear from you. I'd love to send you some mail but all I see is your apt. # . .... . there has to be more to your address than that.

  12. by   presC.
    hi ((((weetz))) dear, thanks for the postcard. i really liked it. did you received mine? btw, will sit for the exam in HK this coming june.. i'm sooooo nervous that it's getting nearer & nearer everyday. anyway, hope you'll be able to visit us here often & also to our other "home"
    lots of love & hugs!
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm sorry I didn't get a letter out to you yet, Weetz.......I will though, as soon as you let us know your new address (all I saw here was an apt #). I'm terrible about writing letters, but no excuses, I WILL send you one ASAP!!

    BTW, it's GREAT to hear from you!! I say, you are one brave have a sense of adventure that I totally lack. :stone My idea of adventure is moving to another you are, halfway around the planet, in an area that's been unsettled since Biblical times and where an American is often persona non grata. Good for's people like you who change hearts and minds, and who make extraordinary things happen.

    Love you my friend,

  14. by   Tweety
    Woo Hoo!