I am actually finding a great deal of humor in this entire adventure. I think Kaitlin has the NVC on speed dial at this point. Today was more of the same. The NVC still had not received my I-171H. The one concern is that USCIS mailed (I mean the good old fashioned snail mail) the I-171H because however NVC receives my form is the manner in which they will forward it to the Embassy. If this happens, there is a strong possibility that although my dossier will be safe and sound in Kathmandu, it will slowly collect dust from Durbar Mar as it anxiously awaits the one piece of paper that "guarantees" the guarantee letter. So, here you have a 30+ page dossier that has taken nearly 90 days to compile and all it takes is one standard, 8.5x11 inch, 20# sheet of paper that weighs approximately .16 ounce to really screw the whole thing up.
The NVC officers encouraged us to contact CIS in Denver and ask that they send a new electronic copy so they could process it quickly. The trick is trying to hunt down the number for the Colorado CIS office. We have emails into their office and are trying to work the channels. This is almost better than a game of scattergories with several inebriated house guests who refuse to retire for the night.
In the meantime, I continue to spend time helping Kirby prepare book reports on Capybaras (I had no idea they were the biggest rodent in the world and for this, I am thankful), train for the 1/2 marathon in Palm Springs in 2 weeks (dumb move on my part), plan trips to Arizona and Hong Kong, work with amazing people and spend time with friends. In fact, I got to have a quick cocktail with my good friends Darvin Ayre and Holly Elliott, two of the amazing people I volunteered with in India through the dZi Foundation (www.dzifoudnation.org). Darvin also had the extreme pleasure of trekking with me through Bhutan.
And he lived to tell about it.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Posted by Laura Love-Aden at 9:06 PM |