It's almost March - just 5 days left of February.
This is no shocking realization to any normal person,
when you feel like a crouching tiger
living on a timeline ready to pounce on the next dot up the line...
it's a welcome change of the calendar page.
Earlier this week we received yet another updated timeline.
It was not a happy day.
Where my previous timeline had us being submitted to the Embassy
around March 7th or 14th...
this new (crappy) timeline makes it look like
we may still be waiting to be submitted to the Embassy
Yeah. Did you feel my heart just get crushed a little bit more?
I was so hoping for 12 Easter baskets this year.
I did it to myself, you know.
I took the timeline we got right after court,
(which is a range of weeks like 1-2 weeks to do this, 2-3 for that)
and estimated the middle-of-the-road dates
and figured that maybe,
we'd be back to get our kids by March 31,
thereby not being a day late on my sweet boy's request
that we return in March.
At this point,
we don't have passports (supposed to have them by today)
and no medical exam at the Embassy (next week)
and the Embassy doctors take up to a month to write those letters...
then the same office that issues 5 letters a day needs to issue another one...
then it goes to translation - which takes a week minimum....
THEN it goes to the Embassy - which takes a month minimum to clear your case.
IF it gets cleared right away.
Yeah... anyone keeping tabs can see that
we won't even get submitted to the Embassy till April.
Which means that the odds of us bringing these kids home
with a month to acclimate to our home before summer break hits...
well, that's vaporizing before my eyes.
So, come on March...
you're one month closer to April.
Which is one month closer to May.