Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ecuador Day 38

Wendesday Jan. 11th
Priscila picked us up at 9:15 and we went to the civil registration office. There was already a ton of people waiting in chairs in the building...we got a number and waited for a good 2 hours or so. The "doctor" as Priscila called her was upstairs and was helping us to bypass some of the steps of the I'd say we went from upstairs to downstairs about 20 times throughout the day...then I found the elevator!

We first had to get Adriana's Ecuadorian ID and her original birth certificate canclled out of the system. The bith certificate was fairly easy after several up downs, we had the new birth certificate. Her Ecuadorian ID....of couse, couldn't be easy! They couldn't find the number on her old ID in the system. So finally at about 3:00 they told us they couldn't find it and we would have to drive to where the manual hand written books are located. THese books travel from different town...and luckily for us, they happened to be in a town close Priscila's husband came and drove us to Balle to do the manual books. They were just finishing up a wedding in the of course we had to wait a bit...but finally got it done. We got back in the car and drove back to Cuenca to arrive back at the civil registration office at about 4:45 so Priscila literally ran inside to see if they would now canccel out Adriana's old Ecuadorian ID so that first thing in the morning they could issue us the new one...

It was a long day...I was very car sick from the drive to and from Balle and had a major headache...and Adriana does NOT do well when she has to be confined to small offices or the stroller....and especially when she hasn't had a she was just being naughty...yelling at me...trying to hit me...good times!

So we just ordered pizza for dinner...I let her watch a Dora and off she went to bed. I
up was also exhausted and fell asleep with her...which was fine really as we'd have to be up by 6:30 the next morning as Priscila was picking us up at 7:30 to get in line back at civil registration for Adriana's Ecuadorian ID, otherwise known as a cedula.

It was this day that I realized it would be best for Adriana and I to just head to Quito for the weekend as otherwise, we'd have to take all of our luggage with us to Guayaquil...and going to QUito would help to pass the time since the two other families are there waiting as well..


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