October 1st is the "National day of the People's Republic of China". National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government organized festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive themes.
What this means to us is that all government offices are shut down for a week.
Oh yeah, and since we did not get our LOA this week, we know that 1) we will not travel in 2011 & 2) we won't get our LOA for at least a week and a half more (probably more).
I was really bummed so we decided to get splurge and get Chinese takeout and a good bottle of wine. I found the bottle of wine, usually $40/bottle, at Busch's, our local grocery store, for 20 bucks! For those of you in Saline, "Bill" recommended it and it is awesome. :-)
The wine and food were good but the fortune cookie was what really saved me.
"Time heals all wounds. Keep your Chin up".
Clearly I am not wounded but this was still helpful today!!