We got our travel call today. Our Embassy appointment is June 9, and we are supposed to be in Addis by June 4 or 5. I'm writing this using many fewer exclamation points than I imagined I would when this day came. That is because we have a potential glitch that could delay our travel.
Our fingerprints expire on May 29, and they must be current in order to travel. We got reprinted yesterday, but there is a good chance they won't make it through the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, National Visa Center and to Ethiopia before our Embassy date. In that case, we'll have to travel later. But hopefully only two weeks later.
Instead of kicking myself for my role in this snafu or analyzing the silliness of this rule or the slowness of government agencies, I'm choosing to take it in stride. We'll hope for a little miracle. But sooner or (a little) later we'll get there for our little boy.