Alrighty then, this is going to be something you haven't heard in awhile.... let's say about 28 mos or so. I think there is some good news on the horizon. RQ has a rumor on her board that says that referrals are on their way and that they go through 1/22/06!!! Count 'em up folks, that would be 10 days. RQ had predicted 1/23 as the "horrid case" for referral cut off and I thought "YEAH right!!!!, never gonna happen" --I expected referrals to go through the 18th or possibly the 19th at the absolute latest.
So, at this point its just rumor but it does have a little traction. It appears more than one agency may be reporting this but its a little difficult to tell sometimes. Anyway, if true, it would mean that we'd be down to only 22 lids ahead of us!!! 22!!! and 7-9 of those have no lids on them at all due to CCAA closure for CNY in 2006. So it would really be like only having 13-15 days ahead of us. If CCAA does an average of 5 days per month, that would put our referral at Oct or even possibly Sept (slim chance), travel by Dec.
I really hate to even hope, once I stopped doing that the wait became much, much easier to handle. My motto has been "think pessimistically, avoid disappointment" and its been working better than one might imagine.
Anyway, I'll save the pic of a cuter happy dance for when the rumor has been confirmed as fact. Until then, we have the guy above who seems blissfully unaware that there is anything wrong in his world!!!