Well this is still day 8. Continuing on from yesterday I have now been in contact with the person in charge at the university. I think they are only used to single women who of course live on the university site itself, my situation with my husband also teaching is a new situation and they don’t seem to have a process for that yet.
Firstly, I explain the situation with my husband and that he has to work in Riyadh as Al-Kharj is too far to commute to. He rang me back and said that there are three options. 1. We both work and live in Al-Kharj. 2. Martin works and lives in Al-Kharj and I work and live in Princess Noura University and that we spend the weekends together. 3. Martin takes a position in the Language Centre in Riyadh and we find accommodation in Riyadh. Sounds good but the problem is the working hours. My working hours are 8 to 4 and Martin’s work hours are 8 to 12 and then 4 till 9. This isn’t a happy prospect either for obvious reasons. We know that one of the teachers is working in Riyadh at STC the communications company with day-time hours so maybe there is an option here if we press it.
We leave it that Martin and I will discuss these options later.
I also find out that I am starting work on Sunday and we agree that it would be a good idea if I can visit the university today to be shown around. However there is a problem with how I can get to the university. There are no drivers available at the moment to take me. I suggest getting a taxi and he seemed thrilled that I would do that! “Really?, Yes! let me get the details for you”. However, a call back says we can’t do that and he will look into what else they can do.
Back to Candy Crush for me.
A final call. We will send a driver to take to you to the university at 8.30 on Sunday.