... for our flight to Kabul. Actually, we have reservations for our flight to Dubai. That's as far as the Carlson Wagonlit office at FSI (Foreign Service Institute) could get us - apparently, you can't get an e-ticket to Kabul. Who knew? We now have to wait for the travel office at Embassy Kabul to book us the rest of the way. But it's real now; we are leaving DC on December 10.
Dari lessons are going well, considering. Jeremy and I are now in different classes, and are learning different vocabulary. Today, for example, Jeremy learned the words for intestines and kidney, whereas I mastered a few key phrases: "I am not a spy;" "Please don't kidnap me," and "Where are the hostages?" Meanwhile, I have yet to master the subjunctive. I only have two more weeks of class, so we'll see how much more I can soak up.