For the last two weeks I’ve been in the purgatory that is immigration and work permit processing. It hasn’t been fun visiting the various offices, waiting for hours on end all the while having a nagging paranoia that I’ll never get my passport back or that any minute now I’ll be sent to the immigration detention center.
Frankly, the process felt to me the way housebreaking must to a puppy: confusing, frustrating and sometimes painful.
But today I finally got cleared to start working. Woohoo!
To celebrate, I wrote a couple short pieces and plan to cover three or four events this weekend. I’ll spend the rest of this year — only three more issues — learning the ropes of covering government and courts here on the island. I also aim to put together at least a couple of evergreen slide shows. (Soundslides, ftw!)
When we come back after the holiday, our current government reporter will be gone and I’ll take over that beat officially. I hope that by then we’ll also be about ready to launch the new web site. I’ve got an inside source on it, and it looks great.
Ok, I’ve got to get back to work now.