It looks like the rumors of them getting through the 27th this month may be true. There are reports of some agencies getting referrals for the 27th. I expect that they will start arriving en-masse on Monday.
So then the million dollar question is: what does that mean for us with a LID of January 5th. Could we possibly get a referral next month? I do think it is possible but I am leaning more toward that we will have to wait until April. In order to get to our log in date next month they would have to get through 9 days. It has been a long time since the CCAA referred more than 8 days, so that is not working in our favor. I think the best way to predict how many days they will refer is by using the online polls and projecting out based on how many poll respondents they have been averaging. But even this method isn't always reliable as we saw last month. If we do use the polls to project out to the next batch they should be able to get well past the 5th. Looking at the polls there are only 5 days with a significant number of people logged in because of the weekend and the New Year's holiday. So the possibility is there. My gut tells me that they are going to get to the 4th and we will miss the cutoff by one day. We have had the fear that we will miss it by a day all along so that is what we are thinking at this point. But I don't want to get ahead of myself as the 27th isn't really official yet.
We really needed to hear some good news this week as the last couple weeks have been rough for us. Jen's Dad had a health scare last week, thankfully he is going to be fine but he had us all pretty scared for a while there. Jen is also dealing with a work-related issue that no person should have to deal with, especially Jen as she is the sweetest girl I know. Those close to us are aware but it looks like things are starting to get resolved. So things are looking up, we are headed to Jamaica in a couple weeks and we will probably see our daughter's face for the first time within a few months. We can't ask for much more than that.