Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weekends

I used to really look forward to weekends. I loved the idea of staying in bed with the covers draped over me. I loved the idea of Michael having a few days off. I loved the slower pace of the weekends. WELLLLLLLL Now I am the wife of a soldier; weekends off are un-heard of. I am the mommy of a boy who has sleep issues; sleeping past six is insane in his mind. I am a waiting mommy and the idea of no news for a weekend drives me crazy. This is a three day weekend. SOOOOOO let's recap something fun shall we. Our in progress I-600A approval. We mailed in our application for I600A on December 5th. We received our first fingerprint appointment letter in the mail December 22nd. And then SURPRISE a second fingerprint letter arrived the first week of January. After freaking out a little I used a lifeline and phoned a friend she told me to just take both notices and go to the first time slot. So bright and early in the morning on January 8th we dropped our boys off with a friend (thanks M.) We went to the USCIS office and showed them both letters; the receptionist filled one out and threw the other away. Then we filled out more paperwork and when we were done he put us right at the top of the line. There were lots of people there so this was a huge blessing. A few minutes later we were out the door. Now I am stalking our mailbox waiting for our approval. Our agency warned us that our state is SLOW and it could take three months. I sure hope not.

4 comments:

Krista said...

Waiting is the absolute hardest thing! Especially when the days are long due to early wake ups ;) Thinking of you!

Tracie said...

The I600a was very fast for us... only one month. Now, you know how the I600 wait was... that was about three months.

Steve and Karen said...

I can't stand it either....we were told 3 months as well but I just want to be optimistic and think that it's going to be shorter. Let's hope yours is too and that during your wait you get a referral!!!

Sarah B said...

Our I600A was also faster than expected. Hope you get some good news soon!