It is one of those low mornings. I feel like I've failed our girls. During this entire process I have been on high alert, a step ahead, on the fast track, always aware that our girls are in an orphanage and need to come home ASAP.
I haven't understood this last phase of the process very well, and so I THOUGHT we were still within the guidelines when our I800 was not back yet. Yesterday the lights came on in this thick noggin and I realized that we were SUPPOSED to get a confirmation, likely about two weeks ago saying that immigrations had received our paperwork. Well, our check cleared two weeks ago, so I KNEW they must have them and I just didn't worry about it. (me, imagine that?) I wanted our immigrations officer to actually DO her job and not just answer questions from anxious people.
I sent an email early this week. When I did that during the I800A process someone answered me within the hour. This time, no response. It finally got to me yesterday and I spent much of the afternoon calling the office and listening to a recording saying to leave a message. (which I did once.) I later found out that because of a snow storm in their area they closed at 11AM. I spent the afternoon calling an empty office! (head slap)
So, here I sit waiting for their office to HOPEFULLY open this morning so I can get some answers. We must be lost in their system somewhere for it to be taking this long. This, the "predictable" phase of the process where we don't have to actually do much but wait for our government employees to move the papers around... so they say! I hate the thought that our girls may have to wait at least two weeks longer because I didn't understand and then bug someone to follow up on our paperwork.