Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Need a little cheese with my whine...

Ok, I've tried really hard to stay positive, but I'm bummed out today.

First of all...it's looking like instead of the rumored large referral batch this month, they may only get through Nov. 7th (that would be 6 days worth of LIDs). According to RQ, some people with a Nov. 8th LID are being told by their agencies that they didn't make the cut. For us to see a referral this year, they would need to make it through the end of November by next month, cover all of December in July & August and all of January in Sept & October. That would be the only way (besides them all of a sudden doing 30 days each month) that we could have our referral in December.

On top of that, the USCIS just decided to allow one free renewal of the I-600A effective July 30, 2007. I'm happy for my friends who WILL benefit from this, but it's about four months too late for us! We mailed in our new I-600A with a hefty check just last month.

Like I've said before, this is a roller coaster ride and some days are up and some days are down...this one is down.

21 comments:

Shelley said...

I'm so sorry Donna. Hang in there.

[[[[Hugs]]]],

Shell

Julie said...

Hang in there my friend.

That burns about the free I600A. I renewed mine just days before getting my referral. Do they give refunds? ;)

Jacquie said...

Oh Donna. So sorry. I hated these days like this. I had them too. You go ahead and feel as badly as you want. I'll keep sending good thoughts your way.

I was happy when I heard the announcement from CIS but wished they had gotten on the ball LAST SUMMER when I was firing off letters to them! For you to have just mailed your check last month..... ugh. I can only imagine.

Ok, I hesitate to tell you this because I don't want to get your hopes up. I think I believe the crappy rumors this time. However, I was tracking our referral from China to our agency with a tracking number from DHL, was 99.9% sure our referral was in it and our coordinator was still telling us "NO", that package does not contain referrals. I knew better, and oila..... got The Call the next day. Maybe agencies are trying to not get their clients' hopes up???????

Made in China said...

I would advise you to stay away from the rumor sites, but I can't seem to stay away myself!

Enjoy your cheese and wine - I'm into the chocolate ...

Janet said...

Oh, Donna, I'm sorry. I really hope the rumours are wrong!

I'll eat some chocolate for you in sympathy....:-)

M3 said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry. I hope like mad the rumors are wrong. Sending really good thoughts for you.

Christie said...

OK, I'm taking your advice and swinging it back around - you hang in there and I will too...

Hugs friend...miss scrap swapping with you, but who has the stinking time?

xoxo
cb

Jennifer said...

Gosh Donna, that really stinks. Try to hang in there as best you can. Maybe some more "shopping therapy" is needed? Maybe you can get a matching wallet for your newest coach handbag?

Susan said...

That stinks big time...Wish there was more I could do but only offer up a big hug and say I'll see ya' in October!

Hang in there sister....we're all with you.

Emily said...

Donna,
Pass the cheese and "whine", I was so hopeful on this batch and I even tried not to be. Then the whole USCIS thing really hit me in the gut, sent mine off 2 weeks ago, oh well just money. Someday our day will come, hopefully sooner, not later. Keep the faith1
Emily
LID 1/11/06

Heather said...

It does seem a bit unfair, doesn't it? Hang in there - can't say the roller coaster will slow down, but can say that you'll have quite the experience to talk about once you get off. And if your whine turns into a need for wine, give me a call!

redmaryjanes said...

So, that pretty much confirms my instincts that our wait time is about F-O-R-E-V-E-R. Pass me a bottle and some cubed mozarella.

Doris & Dan said...

It is sucky! I prefer wine with my whine.

HUGS!!

Keep smilin!

Stacy said...

At least we're not alone on this dang roller coaster.

Hold on! We will get there!

Donna said...

Your frustration is understandable...let's hope the ride gets smoother soon!

C.J. said...

I do believe we were on the same downward spiral there. Dust it off, woman. We'll move on with it ;0)

Yep, I missed the renewal cut off by 10 lousy days on my expiration. Okay, done grousing now.

Stephanie said...

I mailed my stupid check in about 12 days ago!! UGHH!
Stephanie
www.forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

Roy and Lori said...

Lets keep praying that we will
get some good news soon!

Take care and I hope you have
a great afternoon!

Lisa and Tate said...

It's not over this month until the CCAA sings! Rumors are Rumors, you know?! Still holding out for good news!!!

Hugs
Lisa

Anonymous said...

hey...plenty of cheese in my fridge... you bring the wine.. keep the faith, good things will come. love mom

Jewels of My Heart said...

I'm sorry! I know it is so hard but hopefully referrals will start to pick up and one day you will hold your baby girl in your arms and all the heartache will melt away. I promise.