Steve talked to the high commission this afternoon and we have been told we're being granted 5 year visas!!! A slightly different one than we applied for but it will still let us go and do what we want to do, so we'll take it!
Interesting how these things are allowed in our lives. We had all gotten to the point where even though we're anxious to get going, we had accepted the fact that it could take a while. Some of the different avenues we were investigating could have taken a several months to complete.
But now it looks like we'll fly out 3 weeks from today! Thanks be to our Father!