i'm supposed to board a plane in roughly 48 hours and i have:
4) nothing packed,
3) loads of laundry to do,
2) no electricity converter/adapter yet,
and, the #1 and most legitimate source of pre-travel panic:
no visa yet to enter india (this also means no passport)
the travel agent sent my visa application and passport to the san francisco consulate on the 5th (expedited, i think). he's been trying to follow up but hasn't been able to get through and actually talk to anyone there. so, if my passport doesn't come back (with approved visa) on tuesday (monday is a holiday), i'm screwed. and everything's screwy.
my dad's been pretty calm and told me not to worry about it--he says there's a reason for everything, and it will work out for the best. (for the best? how? wait. never mind. i don't want to think about that.) he says we'll figure it out. change our tickets if we have to. postpone it. that i can go back to work for a few days, etc.