>> Tuesday, February 21, 2006
After getting recommendations straightened out and finishing his thousanth draft of the personal statements, Paul submitted his application last night! We're now officially applied as a couple. I also e-mailed our interviewer to alert him to our accomplishment and ask a few more questions; I found out that all married couples are considered together once a quarter for positions leaving one year from that time. So right now they are in the process of assigning January, February, March 2007. In May, they will assign April, May, and June 2007, which is when Paul and I hope to leave. I hope that our Applicant Toolkit packets arrive soon; they will give us a login to allow us to check our application status through the whole process and, I have heard, reveal secret parts of the Peace Corps website! Now the real waiting begins!