Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No News

At the risk of jinxing myself, I will tell you that I have not yet heard back from the Army on the exemption case.

A few weeks ago I updated my new address and contact information with them, and last week I received a new set of orders in the mail. It was simply an ammendment to the first one with my updated address and a new report date of Nov 2nd.

It has now been over 2 months since I submitted the request for exemption. My case manager stated that currently the back-log for medical cases was 2 months, but I don't know if that means they won't begin reviewing and/or investigating my case for 2 months (which could take some time), or if that means that it takes about 2 months for them to get back to me on the decision. I just don't know. And frankly at this point I just don't really want to know anymore. NOT knowing means that I can stay here in my little bubble and just enjoy my family.

I could call my case manager and check with him, but I'm not going to. If my case has already been decided and is sitting at the bottom of a stack of files on someone's desk, then I'd rather not have him go and pull it to the top of the stack. Today, my ignorance is bliss.... because tomorrow it might be sorrow.