Friday's mail brought the most wonderful piece of paper I've received, well, ever! I now possess the "Notice of favorable determination concerning application for advance processing of orphan petition". 21 days since my fingerprinting day at the application support center. With the rest of my dossier done, I was planning a Monday morning run to the the Secretary of State office for authentication. Of course, best laid plans. Monday is a holiday. And I have meetings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Somehow I will figure a way to make this happen. Soon.