And if any of you have become attached to her (you should! she will totally pick up a half-digested mouse that your cat vomited and throw it out for you) I am proud to report that she has already gotten her next Foreign Service posting assignment.
If you recall, when she was preparing to take the Foreign Service entrance exam, she went off to Turkey for a few months to learn the language (I still have her hand drawn flash cards around the house). Well, girlfriend is going to Istanbul in 2013!
So now when I get done surfing here:
I can go visit this:
So: Alison's apartment went from this:
she's all growed up. Though I think there are some lighting issues. And she is still accessorizing. But a lifetime ahead of travel will fill in the blanks nicely.