Friday, November 04, 2005

Holding Patterns

Have you ever been on a flight and you're close to your destination, you got all your stuff packed away for landing and your all set. You've dug your cell phone out and your ready to call your ride to make sure they are waiting for you outside baggage claim, and then ding. You know the ding. The ding that says the captian is about to speak. "Good Afternoon, this your captain speaking. We are currently 10 miles out from our destination city, but we have been asked to maintain a "holding pattern" until we are given clearance to land." That is when you know your going to be in that seat at least another hour. So you dig everything back out and get comfortable. Adoption is a lot like that. Except that you are flying into dozens of cities and everyone of them has thier own brand of holding patterns that you have to deal with. Right now, we are in a holding pattern. We are supposed to be doing our interviews with the Social worker. Actually supposed to have done the first set last Wednesday. She got sick though. Not her fault, still annoying. This is really just the first Holding pattern as well. I know that when are done with the interviews we need to submit our i-600A to the CIS and then it is another holding pattern. Those are the worst too, since they are the government -- no complaining allowed, no dirty looks, I will probably not even be able to blog about it.... Worst case scenario i will pass out the duck dodgers decoder rings and we can go that route. Anyway - I am quickly learning that the holding patterns are going to be the hardest part of this process. It is like watching a pot of water, waiting for it to boil. 2 minutes seems like an hour. Next Wednesday, barring more illness, earthquakes, terrorists "incidents", or tsunami, we will have our first SW interview. She seems nice, I hope she is. We need nice. :) -- Stephen


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