I'll start with the downs. The guy we've been pirating internet from in the apartment is AWOL and my stomach is in a precarious state. This means that everyone and their Mom has been attempting to ply me with various home remedies which is very kind but also extremely annoying. Yesterday I ended up yelling "I'm NEVER going to eat again so leave me alone". I said this in English and then left the room for my husband to translate. Such good manners I have! No one was deterred by my outburst though, this morning Carmen proposed rubbing holy oil on my stomach. I am currently hiding out from aforementioned home remedies in the internet cafe across the street.
The good news is that it looks like the court process is going "very well" to quote the very non-specific description of our facilitator. Yesterday we received word that the we had been assigned a court and that the judge had formally accepted all of our documentation as being in order. This is a great relief considering all the drama we had with our delayed FBI clearances. Apparently the judge accepting the documentation is the slowest part of the process. The next step is for our file to be sent back to Bienestar where the Family Defender will do a final review of our case. Then she will send it back for the judge to give us Sentencia. Everyone is demurring on an actual timeline but in our experience Bienestar has been very good about turning stuff around quickly so hopefully we are good to go soon for Sentencia.
And now that I'm done complaining, I'll give you what really want!