Now the countdown can officially begin. I have a date to become a U. S. Citizen…. I only have to wait 18 more days.
I literally stalked the U.S. Postal service today. I happened to log in to my U.S. Immigration account and receive this message:
This tells me the letter to schedule my Oath Ceremony date has been mailed out. When I had my test and interview on August 27th, I was told my ceremony would probably be in September, so I spent the better part of the first few weeks after that appointment running to the mailbox. However, this screen online was ‘stuck’ on testing…. so I was certain I would continue to come up empty.
I don’t know why I checked today. But once I did, I might as well have sat on my front porch with binoculars just waiting for our mail truck to arrive. Naturally, she has never been as late as she was today: after 6pm.
But, it doesn’t matter now…because I have a date…..
At 9:30am on Friday, October 5th, I will be handing over my ‘green card’, or Permanent Resident card as it is now known, and I will officially become a U.S Citizen. Family gets to come. I’m giddy about it. I think Jeff said something about making me a ‘mixed tape’ of American songs. (He gets points for making me laugh, but who says ‘mixed tape’ anymore?)
And after that? I register to vote.
AND OH MY GOSH FRIENDS, I MAKE THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION BY ONLY FIVE DAYS!!! If THAT isn’t good news, I don’t know what is!