OH MY GOSH!!! I called the Visa number this morning, fully expecting to hear that nothing is new, and the guy said "OH! It looks like her paperwork has come back and her Visa interview is scheduled for tomorrow!"
TOMORROW!!!! I wanted to reach into the phone and kiss that guy!!! Her Visa interview is TOMORROW!!!! :)
Ok, so what this means is that tomorrow (actually, it's not even tomorrow, it's probably sometime tonight because of the time change) a representitive from the agency in Korea will go to the Embassy and sit down with a government worker and go over here paperwork. Once they do that they'll issue her Visa and usually within a couple of days after that they issue her travel certificate and that's when they call us on the phone and tell us to come get her!!
Oh my gosh, I'm freaking out. :) We're going to Korea!!!!
So here's the only issue. Korean Thanksgiving (called Chusok) is next weekend, which is probably when we would be cleared to go. But everyone has said not to travel during Chusok because it's the big travel day of the year in Korea, all the stores are closed and it's just not a good time to be a tourist there. So I think that even if they call us early next week and tell us to come get Clarissa, we're probably going to have to wait until after next weekend. I'm kind of OK with that because I feel like I have a million things to do before we go, although I think I'm going to go crazy waiting out the next week!
Looking at my calendar, if everything goes the way it's supposed to, I'm guessing that maybe we'll be leaving around October 7th. That's the Wednesday after next.
OH. MY. GOSH. CLARISSA IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!