Schadenfreude:

The experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

Life can sometimes get in the way of keeping up with old friends, or if you’re a blogger maybe you miss a week, or even, say you’re a travel safety guy who needs to travel for work and has completely forgotten to renew your passport that’s about to expire. #AskingForAFriend

Will he renew it in time?

Passport expires in T-Minus…

Welcome to my passport renewal confession!

(If you’re just joining us, feel free to go back and read the first post in this series.)

Let’s take a look at what’s happened so far:

  • It’s April.
  • I’ve known since November that I needed to renew my passport.
  • My passport will expire in June. (See countdown timer above).

However!

Progress has been made! I have filled out the application, which did not take that long – if you are new to the passport application process, I have documented the whole, ten-minute process on our YouTube channel, feel free to follow along!

And now we wait…

16 April, 2018:  The official date that the paperwork was sent. I was told by the State Dept travel reps that this process could take 6-8 weeks due to a major backlog of people renewing their passports last year flowing into this year.

We shall see – start your stopwatches!

Have you applied for a passport recently?

If you have, send me a note, how long did you wait?

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