On Monday, Josh got the last of the info we needed to be apply to start the Visa application. He started the application process online...And next Thursday, we have to go into an office here in downtown Indy to have our biometric information taken. (apparently, they'll be scanning our finger prints and taking one of those 3-d/360 degree head shots). once we have that info + some additional passport photos taken (for the visas themselves), then it looks like we actually just mail our application to the UK embassy in Chicago.
Part of what has made this process so confusing is that, over the last 3 years, UK immigration rules have be continually changing..all in an effort to make the process more efficient/streamlined. And with the latest changing having been rolled out April 5th of this year...well, that has really made our application process very, very confusing. But we feel like we have a really good handle on things now.
My dad was here last week, and we went over shipping. seemingly no problems there. (cross your fingers). we have a to-do list & to-get list all written out on a my work white-board. a huge calendar hanging above it for the month of May...gotta keep ourselves on track!
Work has really been causing me some sleepless nights. I have work dreams, and then wake up in a panic at 4 am most mornings, so I've just started getting up then..going right to work...and taking naps later. this morning was a 4 o'clocker...got some decent odds-n-ends done. The trick with working this early in the morning is that the garage is still cold from the overnight lows....plus i can't make all the noise i want, since joshy-boy is still in bed. But he gets up ~5:30...so i'm ok right now.
so on that note, i suppose i'll go do some more work!