Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Random Tuesdays 10/29/2013

Somewhere in the Scottish Highlands in 2013.

I'm posting these phone photos until I get our camera photos from Scotland sorted out, so bear with me :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Random Tuesdays 10/22/2013

Loch Ness, Scotland in 2013.
No, we didn't see any monsters, but we sure did enjoy the view! :)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Immigration nightmare continues...

I've been meaning to write more about our immigration stuff, but nothing, absolutely nothing, has happened since my previous immigration related post, Immigration Limbo. It's now been over 5 months since we sent our petition and it hasn't even been looked at. Calls to USCIS have given us a variety of time estimates on how long it will take for them to approve our petition, the answers have usually ranged from a year to two years. So basically it could take about 2,5 years to get a spousal visa. USCIS customer service has been very inconsistent with their answers and their level of service has been extremely poor. Husband waited once almost two hours in line only to be disconnected. Lovely.

Ania approached me (as a blogger) on Facebook and asked if I could forward some info in my blog, so here it goes. I'm only copy/pasting this and have no further info in the matter. This is especially important for those who are in the same immigration limbo as we are:

"AS you probably know I-130 petitions are terribly backlogged. Also, Overland Park is not fully operational yet. That means that petitions have been piling up there since MAY.

Please, please read our VisaJourney forum thread. We are trying to make some noise and get noticed. 
We need our Letter to be viewed and commented on many times before we sent it Pres. Obama and others.
We need it to be posted all over FB, Twitter and wherever else 

That being said, I am asking you if you'd be willing to post the Letter on your blog and on FB?

The processing times for I-130 are beyond ridiculous.
I-130 petitions have the lowest priority right now.

The link to The Letter is here uscgreencardpetitionerscommittee.blogspot.com"

Wishing everyone, whose visa process is going nowhere, much strength while we play this extremely annoying waiting game!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Random Tuesdays 10/15/2013

Head of Gudea of Lagash, Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2006. 
Random tidbit; for my Bachelor of Arts degree, I had minor in Assyriology :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Random Tuesdays 10/08/2013

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland in 2013.
We just got back (today actually) from Scotland, so I'll be posting more photos from our Scottish road-trip later this month :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Random Tuesdays 10/01/2013

Townshend Dam, Vermont in 2006. 
It sure is green in the Green Mountain State! :)