I haven't updated lately because there has been no exciting movement.
As it stands, we were ready to submit our dossier to the Department of State and the Embassy when our caseworker noticed there was no information in our paperwork regarding my husband's Army income, etc. In our home study time, the Army income was not used to 'qualify' for anything, so our primary employment was all we gathered information to verify. I'm not sure how it slipped past me that I had not gathered information on the Army things.
I am in the process of securing an employment verification letter from rear detachment--those are the guys who stay behind to run the show while others go overseas. I also had to make out a new Affidavit of the Dossier--you know, one of the three things I took to Columbus a couple weeks ago? Then, I had to write an explanation of the way the National Guard works, what activation of the unit means, how my husband is paid while he's deployed and why he isn't being paid by his civilian job while he is deployed.
I had some computer issues (AGAIN!) over the past week and a half, but was up and running today at least. I e-mailed the drafts to my caseworker and she was very complimentary about the documents. I e-mailed the verification letter information to Rear-D and e-mailed the remaining things to my husband. He's located the JAG office and a printer, so I'm hoping it will be on its way to me via snail mail sometime this week.
The delay has been disappointing, but I'd rather find this out now than when our paperwork had already been sent overseas.
It will be okay.
No one said this will be a quick process, so I just have to be patient.
We all know how good I am at that!