I should have added one more "thanks" in yesterday's post. When Mark called to tell his employer that he would need another day off (after taking off the day before we started vacation for Todd's funeral) for our fingerprinting (on what would have been his first day back from vacation), they didn't give him a bit of grief - just said, "ok." So, I am thankful that he had no difficulty in getting the time off so that we could cross one more item off on our checklist.
We headed for St. Paul this morning. My sweet hubby agreed to lunch at a place I have been wanting to try for over a year - since I saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It was a little drive-in place serving Italian food. We ordered from our car and they brought our food out to us. Talk about yummy rigatoni and spaghetti sauce!
Then, headed to the application service center to get our fingerprinting done. Walked up to the counter, gave the gal our appointment letters explaining that we were there 2 weeks early. She said, "Yes, I was expecting you today. I've got your paperwork right here." So nice and welcoming! It was totally unexpected. We were done within about 20 minutes and on our way home.
Called USCIS as soon as we arrived and found out that our application has been assigned to a caseworker - YAY! She wasn't available, but I was able to leave a voicemail message for her. Now, to get those corrections done for our dossier.
And adoption stuff aside... it was awful nice to spend the day with Mark! Even though we just had a week together, I still was really happy to get that extra "us" time.