Monday, February 13, 2006

the possibilities

With weeks before the next batch of referrals, it's once again time to start spectulating about referral dates. The rumor out there today is that there will be a batch of referrals before the end of this month. Historically, there are not referrals sent in February due to the Chinese New Year. However, they did only close down for one week this year instead of the normal two week holiday.

This rumor further speculated that the next batch will go through mid-June LIDs- a four week time frame instead of the two weeks we've been seeing for months now.

So, assuming this is true and the referrals continue to come out once a month for a full months worth of LIDs, then here is where my Sept 26 LID would fall:

Feb 27 referrals = May 14 thru June 14 LIDs
Mar 27 referrals = June 15 thru July 14 LIDs
Apr 27 referrals = July 15 thru Aug 14 LIDs
May 27 referrals = Aug 15 thru Sept 14 LIDs
June 27 referrals = Sept 15 thru Oct 14 LIDs

I could definitely live with this scenario. The next few months should be very telling. If the referrals continue at only two-weeks worth of LIDs per month then I'm probably looking at October for a referral with travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas- my worst case scenario. Actually, that's not true. My biggest nightmare is not getting Ava home before 2007. Deep breaths...


Donna & Joe said...

If they get back on track with issuing a month at a time, we could be looking at October! Now, that would be great. I really want to have Lauren home this year.

Colleen said...

Hi Michele! I am right there with you on the time line (but we are LID 10/28). I am crossing everything I can & praying that this holds true! If we see a July referral I will be soooo happy! Can't wait to find out more soon.


Eileen said...

I like it! I get to squeak in with yours then since my LID is 10/12. How about you BOLD that table and that will make it come true? :-)

Jacquie said...

Oh man Michele, I swear my heart just skipped a beat. Can we just go ahead and put you in charge over at CCAA?

(With my Oct. 13 LID, maybe I'll see ya over there.)

Ava Baby said...

Eileen- just in case there is something to it, I will bold the table. I'm willing to try just about anything at this point. :)

Sandy said...

Hi Michele - I like the new header on your blog and I also like your estimated referral stats! That would be so cool if they come true!

Eileen said...

Thanks for bolding the table Michele! June 27 referral - HERE I COME!!!! :-)