1. Turns out the VISA shenanigans can and will be settled via MAIL. In some regards this is great news, in others its bittersweet since I would have loved an excuse to "have to" fly back to Texas :) The Prefecture (that we met with last week) was not able to pass my Visa and the local contact fell through... so we had to put all our eggs in the Houston basket and seeing how well last time went, we weren't very convinced how helpful they would be... BUT, we got the "new girl" and she was amazing and so helpful. My paperwork should arrive in Houston today and I will officially have my long term stay Visa approved and back in the mail within the month. (happy dance!)
2. Just last week, we found out that TEXAS has been added to the approved "States" drivers license list in France. What this means? I no longer have to take a written drivers test next year (which would be hard seeing as I am still far from fluent) NOR do I have to stick a big fat "A" on the back of my car for the next few years. Its like the Scarlet Letter for foreign drivers over here. So THIS was great news as well!
I don't have any pictures...So I will throw in a random print that I love to make this post prettier.