In Chicago I poured over the instructions for getting a visa to Afghanistan.
1. The areas of jurisdiction are: 1. Illinois, 2. Indiana, 3. Iowa, 4. Michigan, 5. Minnesota, 6. Missouri, 7. North Dakota, 8.South Dakota, and 9.Wisconsin.
I live in Florida
2. You may bring your passport in on Tuesdays, between 2 and 4 pm to be picked up on Thursday between 3 and 5 pm.
Either way I was screwed and it wasn't going to work out. Besides, it was really the Embassy for India.
So I sent in my passport by fedex to the Afghanistan Embassy in DC and paid the fee to have it returned in 24 hours with a visa to Afghanistan.
It worked. Except...the visa is only good for three months and expires 10 days before I am to arrive!