Yesterday, 45 minutes before our deadline, the permit came.
THE PERMIT CAME... freak-out ensued.
Offah. So we're excavating for 4 days. We were out in the field today, but the topographers didn't make it over to our area until the last hour or so, so we had no grids to work with. Tomorrow hopefully we can start work in earnest. The geophysist doing the magnotometry work arrived last night just in time to come out and sit around with us. It should be really interesting once we get going.
("hanshouf" meaning "we'll see" in Arabic)