This picture has nothing to do with what I'm about to share except that she's cool and what happened today was cool! We made it to OSBI (with the help of Garmin), they did my criminal history check (still no record, praise the Lord!), and we were out of there in 20 minutes. Then at 12:55 we arrived at CIS for my 1:00 appointment, with all three clearance letters in hand. I was sworn in, signed an affidavit and the officer surpised me by telling me she would process my new I-171H on the spot! Yes, I walked out of CIS offices 1 hour later with a valid 71H! Unheard of. Only my God could do such a thing. And then we shopped for everything we need for the trip ... so now I am ready to go! Come on, TA. The good news is CCAA is now reopened after the holiday.