Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rocky Road
I don’t know why Emmanuel’s lawyer kept telling me that no news was good news. And I don’t know why he didn’t tell me that lawyers are not actually the people who get informed when a refugee gets summoned in front of the Commission. I, foolishly, trusted him. And Emmanuel was right not to. No one told us that his temporary stay permit replacement had to be replaced by a real stay permit and renewed every three to six months. Therefore, it is null and void. And to make matters worse, it is probably that he missed his Commission hearing and was given a negative result due to his absence. We learned all of this from a very nice English speaking lawyer that Emmanuel heard about from his friends. Unfortunately, she refused to deal with the police station in the neighboring town where Emmanuel lives because the system is entirely different than the police station here in Lucca. She did say that she would accompany him to his Commission hearing, but only if it is to be held in the north of Italy and not in the south, which she also doesn’t know because that gets decided on a case by case basis. She did refer me to another lawyer who did not speak English with me, but whose Facebook page claims he speaks both English and Pidgin. I always thought we were all speaking pigeon, but I was wrong. Anyway, he only does this kind of work for a payment. And he has yet to give Emmanuel an appointment date. But it would be worth it to get Emmanuel on some kind of right track or road or path or line in the sand. 

Tina and Peace had no lights or gas this week. We paid their bill, but it was so late by the time she got it to us that she has to go through a process. I called the company and the customer service person told me they only turn the lights back on through a faxed request. The office accepting faxes was closed on the weekends and we were calling late in the day on Friday. I also had to field angry messages from her landlady because she did not get her rent in on time. To be fair, Job warned the landlady that she might be late this month while he was away in Nigeria. Tina also offered to pay in two payments, but the lady made a giant deal out of it. 

Paul called in a panic because when we helped him to open a bank account, he didn’t realize that the one hundred euros he put in there would be completely eaten up by fees; and he got an angry letter saying that if he didn’t close it by September the police would be involved. F is going to go sort that out tomorrow. 

Jennifer called to say that she renewed her stay permits, but she still has not convinced the landlords of the apartment she wants to rent their apartment to her family because they do not want to rent to Africans. She is desperate for a twin stroller, and the donation never came through, so I am getting her one for Wisdom’s birthday. Everyone in the group is basically one last request granted and then we are going to go live our life privately starting in June. I hope. 

Today F and I picked out new furniture for our new place, but we didn’t purchase anything because we haven’t got a signed contract yet. Since the furniture store is run by our students’ family, they were super sweet to us, and may possibly do the entire move for us so we don’t have to hire a moving company. Karma, baby. 

Meanwhile, the roof is still leaking our landlord has not been able to get a repair person to come by. Hopefully, he will manage it before it starts raining again. 

I have no pictures for you. So, I am going to just hope Ben and Jerry won’t sue me:



3 comments:

Metwaly Shahin said...

نقدم لكم بعض الخدمات فى الاعمال المنزلية الممثله فى التنظيف الشامل للمنزل ومكافحة الحشرات وعزل الاسطح وكشف تسربات المياة ونقل الاثاث بكل انوعه كل ذلك يساعد فى الحصول علي مظهر رائع بواسطة افضل الفنيين والمتخصصين فى هذا المجال باستخدام احدث المعدات.
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شركة كشف تسربات بابها
شركة تنظيف خزانات بابها
شركة مكافحة حشرات بابها
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شركة كشف تسربات بخميس مشيط
شركة مكافحة حشرات بخميس مشيط
شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف

Metwaly Shahin said...

هل تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى خدمات التنظيف بالطائف بافضل المعدات والسوائل وثقة تمة فى العمل ودقة فى النتائج كل هذه المميزت توفرها شركة الخليج الشركة الافضل والامثل فى الخدمات المنزلية بالطائف وبما اننا الشركة الافضل والامثل بدون منافس سوف نسعى لتوفر افضل الخدمات باقل تكلفة وبقدر كبير من الاهتمام والدقة عزيزى اينما كنت فى اى منطقة ا وحى تابع لمدينة الطائف اتصل بنا وسوف نصلك فى الحال شركة الخليج للخدمات المنزلية شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
شركة تسليك مجارى بالطائف
شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
شركة مكافحة نمل ابيض بالطائف
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف

hewaidashalaby said...

هل تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى خدمات التنظيف بالطائف بافضل المعدات والسوائل وثقة تمة فى العمل ودقة فى النتائج كل هذه المميزت توفرها شركة الخليج الشركة الافضل والامثل فى الخدمات المنزلية بالطائف وبما اننا الشركة الافضل والامثل بدون منافس سوف نسعى لتوفر افضل الخدمات باقل تكلفة وبقدر كبير من الاهتمام والدقة عزيزى اينما كنت فى اى منطقة ا وحى تابع لمدينة الطائف اتصل بنا وسوف نصلك فى الحال شركة الخليج للخدمات المنزلية شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
شركة تسليك مجارى بالطائف
شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
شركة مكافحة نمل ابيض بالطائف
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف