Just got off the phone with Shirley (new friend over at the state dept):
Fingerprints were received and the clearance was put in the mail TODAY!
Let the dancing begin!
They accepted our application this time. Excellent. It is still in route to the National Benefit Center, which they call NBC. The man on the phone only laughed a little at my joke asking if Jack Donaghy was going to be my assigned officer or if I could request Liz Lemon instead. Everyone start praying that the 75 day estimate for processing/approval he gave me is more like 2 weeks. I want Christmas snuggles people!!!