Friday, October 10, 2008

Yep, we're officially at 31 months of waiting! Again, this month, I realized at the end of the work day, it was our LID anniversary, and again, I had a rotten day. Coincidence? I don't think so! I guess even my subconscious can count! It was even more rotten today, because besides having issues at work, I was trying to get in touch with our region's USCIS office to get clarification on a letter we received yesterday wanting a FULL home study report instead of the update we sent in with our renewal request (like we did the last time without a problem). Well, obviously, the phone number I used over a year ago isn't good anymore, or no one was there today, because the phone just rang and rang, and there was no voice mail or messaging at all. And to top it all off, when I called the National Service Center number to attempt to get a local number, they said they didn't have one! Right! I'm sure they have no way to get in touch with the regional offices! So anyway, we're having our Social Worker write up a full home study report, AND re-run our Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances. Hopefully, this will suffice! And hopefully, we'll be done with this paperwork! The free fingerprinting went smoothly, so I thought we were home free until we got that darn letter! I'm still predicting a referral in February & travel in April! And the way the referrals have been going, that's still very possible. We're on the downhill stretch, but it still feels like the closer we get, the further we are away!