To KC we go
It's fingerprint time again
Yeah! More paperwork
OK, so it's not the best haiku. But it's the best I could come up with right now :)
So, yes. Today we took a quick trip (2.5 hours each way) and visited the USCIS office in Kansas City. While fingerprinting is no fun, I do have to say KUDOS to the KC office! They rock! We were in & out in under 20 minutes...both of us!!!! They are always fast, efficient & friendly. I know many of you have horrible experiences with USCIS, and while I don't really want to have to go through all of this again, I'm glad we have such a wonderful office to deal with. I really wish they were all this nice.
Anyway, we took the girls to school this morning and headed that direction. We knew from last time that they're pretty efficient, so we hoped it would be the same this time, as we decided to not have my mom come up to watch the girls after school and just let them stay home alone for a bit. We let them stay alone on occasion, but it's never been for more than 30 minutes...and we've not been far away. I was a little nervous knowing that if we got stuck in traffic, or the appointment took longer than we thought, that they'd be home alone for longer than we'd like. But there comes a time when you have to relax and give them a chance to prove to us they can handle it. So we left them this morning with the usual strict instructions to come straight home from school, come inside & stay inside, lock the doors, answer the phone (in case we call...but don't stay on for long), don't tell anyone you're home alone...you know. Deep down I knew they'd be fine, but I had a couple of their friends' mother's phone numbers...just in case :)
As it was, we got home about 30 minutes before they got out of school. I felt better...but they were a little disappointed they didn't get to stay home alone. I'm sure there'll be another time :)
Anyway, if they are as fast as they were the first time, we should have our new I-171h in our hands in a couple weeks. Another thing down. Hoping (:cross fingers:) that we don't have to do this again (but betting we probably will) :(