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...