Me: Hi! I'm calling to check on the status of my form. Our fingerprinting appointment was in April--almost 6 months ago.I've been calling regularly since the beginning of July. BUT, today before I called I prayed that I would have the right words to say, because quite frankly I didn't know how to figure out how to hurry things along. Most people seem to get theirs back within weeks. I know it's not URGENT just yet, but it would be so nice to just have this piece done.
Them: Hmm...I can't find it in this system give me a few minutes to check this one. Oh, it hasn't been assigned to an officer yet.
Me: Do you know if it's missing anything or how long it will take to be processed?
Them: I can't tell anything from the computer system and we have over 18,000 files to be processed. Once it's assigned to an officer they will contact you. Call back next week.
Anyway, back to today. When I called today, again, the officer checked multiple systems and said it wasn't being processed yet. I said that I had been calling since July and that got her attention. She left for a few minutes to literally search for the file and then when she couldn't find it she sent an email to the file room. She said that as soon as they found it she would personally take care of it.
THEN, tonight when I was at work, she called J to say that they had found the file, she had looked it over, and that our FDL would be coming in the mail! YAY! Thank you so much, Officer H!
Ahh...FDL drama. ;)
Okay, and now for last week's theme--Rain Forest Week!
We listened to the Magic Tree House Rain Forest story multiple times. And we read Compassion's latest children's magazine about life in the Amazon. We also draped ALL of the upstairs doorways with blue crepe paper to look like waterfalls.