Oh, and my eye doctor finally called me back today about the Lasik measurements - I've been trying to get an answer out of those people for weeks. He said it can all be done on the same day and that I should call their second office (where the machines are) and "set up an appointment for a Lasik evaluation, including corneal thickness measurements" and that they'll know exactly what to do with me. Sounds good. I'm hoping to have that done over Thanksgiving vacation. I can't imagine what that'll be like - being able to swim without goggles if I want to, not having to put lenses in and take them out every morning and night, not having the hassle of dust or eyelashes getting stuck behind them... and, quite simply, just being able to open my eyes in the morning and see. I got my first pair of glasses when I was about seven; I can't remember what it's like to not have all of that hassle.
As for classes, they should be back on tomorrow, or, at least, I haven't been told otherwise.
As for my financial aid and the problems with my international grades, the latest update from Dr. Matheny says: "I think that Leigh Ann has been getting at least most of your transcript in, and we should be able to get it mostly straightened out soon. Not sure yet about the Boswell transcript." I hope it gets worked out before the Bright Futures 'run' for this month, that's all. Otherwise I'll have to wait another month. I've e-mailed the Boswell people about getting those grades, but, as is typical for Utrecht, I've gotten no response. It's a great city, but you seriously have to start six months ahead with anything and everything you need.
(And now it's storming outside. Did Frances twist around, or what?)