Categotry Archives: Paper chase

DTC, now what?

I almost don’t know what to do with myself.  I have free time and no longer obsessing over documents and deadlines, waking up in the middle of the night with the thought one little detail I need to take care of, etc.  It’s a strange, yet welcomed feeling. Now we wait patiently for LID and LOA, the next two big hurdles.  All the while doing nothing on our part but starting to actually prepare for Macey to come home. It’s [...]

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The Dossier has left the building!

Yesterday was a marathon of errands and somehow everything fell into place.  Not in quite the order I would have liked, but the end result was achieved, and that’s what matters the most. I headed into the city with our little guy directly from our big kid’s drop off.  Not even a stop for coffee.  Mommy meant business!  We got to the consulate in about 40 minutes, found a parking spot up front and headed in. Everything was looking great [...]

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To Sac and back!

Made it to Sacramento and back in record time. I had this whole crazy a$$ time budget only to blow it before I even made it out of town. And this is why – you know those people that each and every freaking time you run into them, they totally time burglar you?  Well, I got time burgled alright.  Now, don’t get me wrong, the woman I talked to for 30 minutes is super nice and we had a great [...]

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What in the world will I do after DTC?

There’s a good chance I’ll be done with the paperwork in a matter of days.  So few that I can count them on one hand.  Even though the light is at the end of this tunnel, it’s still hard to imagine reaching it.  I spend at least some part of each day reading, reviewing or completing paperwork. Or simply being a nutjob and re-reading, re-reviewing or re-doing it! I decided to go ahead and high tail it to Sacramento and [...]

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Friday the 13th

Friday, April 13th, 2007 was the second worst day of our lives.  My father-in-law died (suddenly, unexpectedly, tragically, you name it) on Monday, April 9th, 2007 and we laid him to rest on Friday, April 13th.  We’ve had a few miserable, and a couple of slightly less miserable, April 13ths, but the tide changed with the anniversary of this Friday, April 13th.  Little Macey must be our good luck charm! This was my Friday the 13th: After I dropped the [...]

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Problem / Issue / Confession

I have a few issues going on right now but I’ll start with the first one, which is that my husband has 2 middle names.  What?  You think that’s crazy?  Yeah, me too. You don’t even really need 1 middle name, so why 2?  I have always thought it was a little much and now, of course, it’s causing problems.  It was inevitable.  Things were coasting along a little too smoothly for a while. PROBLEM – Parker’s big, long, fancy [...]

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Waiting for PA

We finally got confirmation from our coordinator that our on-line application went in.  Now we wait for PA (pre-approval).  I have a feeling it will take a little longer than normal. Buzz on the blogs and forums is that the CCCWA has reorganized yet again. Some say they moved and disconnected all phones and computers. So even dossiers that went in 2-3 weeks ago have yet to be logged in. Our coordinator said she expects to get the PA in [...]

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A..D..D..

I am a total mess now.  You’d think it would have gotten better now that we have made our decision but it’s sort of a mish mash now.  What the heck do I do next?  I’m still all jittery.  A mix of sleep deprivation & mental/emotional depletion with a sprinkle of nerve ending reconnection by way of emotional decision completion makes for a little anxiety and much excitement.  A foggy headed emotional hangover is about where I’m at now.  I’m [...]

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