Friday, July 13, 2007
Will We Sneak Through?
Last night, I received a call from our adoption agency, telling us that they just had confirmation that our LOA was received in China this past Tuesday. Yes, that would be 2 weeks after we signed it. Apparently, there was an internal CCAA routing issue, and it didn't land on the correct desk until then.
For those of you who may not realize the significance of this, it means that there is a greater chance now then ever that we won't receive our Notice of Coming (or TA) on time to leave with our group on August 11.
But the chance is not zero. A bloggy friend who is now in China received her TA just 2 weeks after submitting her LOA. So, there is hope. But, given that the normal timeframe to receive the TA is 4-6 weeks after LOA, if we get one on time, we'll have just barely snuck through.
So, I was pretty depressed this morning. I took myself out for onion rings at lunch (comfort food!) and I grabbed a local "what's happening" kind of community newspaper while I ate. Amazingly, I found an article that discussed "perspective" and told an interesting Chinese legend about deciding whether events are good or bad. I don't have the paper here with me now, but that will be my Saturday morning blog post, I think.
Then, I bought a new pair of shoes. You like? They're called "Xtreme Janes". Sort of hybrid sandals-terrain shoes, made by Ecco (in China, according to the label!).
So, I'm feeling a lot better about things right now. For now anyways.