dh has been a useless twunt. how he holds down a respectable job I'll never know. <actually, that is unfair - it is precisely because he is so bogged down at work that he has been a twunt, but still, I am having a rant, so useless twunt he will remain for now>
we have a big family party next week. In Germany. really looking forward to it - they are the onyl relations of dh's (just about) that are nice, andlooking forward to catching up.
duly applied for ds' passport. faffed about getting the photos right, and used POst Office check & send. all fine.
this was 3 weeks ago, so today I phoned to see when we could expect the passport, as getting a bit twitchy.
they sent dh a letter 2 weeks ago apparently, which has lain unopened, along with all his other post, in the hallway. there is a problem with ds' form. they can't tell me what the problem was, jsut that we have to submit a new form.
we are never going to get a new form done, submitted, and a passport back by next Thursday, are we?
I was really looking forward to the break, too. now I'll have to stay behind with ds and dd1 (not going to send her off with dh, his grown up children and dd2 - half her routines will get forgotten, dh will get caught up in the party and dd1 will be overlooked) while he trots off and has a lovely long weekend in Germany.
dh has spoken to the office today. we still need to fill in a new form - apparently the first one was not signed at section 10 which everyone concerned is about, and how the post office missed that is beyond me.
anyway, he can take it to Peterborough in person on monday and they'll do their best, but no guarantees.
so dh is taking the day off on monday, and has to go via the colleague who countersigned's house (he is on paternity leave) to get the new form signed.
I am far from convinced it'll all come good, but he is doing his best to sort it out.