This morning we got some exciting news. Turns out that one of Jon’s co-workers has a connection at the Justice Department in Ireland (this is the office that processes expat visas). She was able to give them our visa application number and they moved our application to the front of the list! They started reviewing our application today and said that it should be processed (whatever that means) by the end of next week. Once we actually have our visas in hand, Jon will be able to schedule his last house-hunting trip out to Ireland. If all goes well, we may be able to move a bit sooner than we were originally thinking (move in July instead of August). Now we just have to pray that everything is in order and they accept our application on the first go!