There’s very little solid news at this point, but Lauri and I have been hearing rumblings about the infrequency of the updates. People, last time you got recipes for s’mores–when will you learn?
Maybe you’d like to know how I extract these little informational nuggets? Well, it starts with reading 150-200 emails per day sent to 6 different Yahoo “groups”. Which reminds me, I have to pick up my new reading glasses this week. I can’t imagine why my prescription has changed.
Most of the emails won’t have any relevance to us at all. Occasionally, there’ll be some good travel tips that I cut and paste into text files for us to refer to later. And, very infrequently, there’ll be information about pending referrals–someone talked to someone else who heard from a friend that the CCAA is doing something or other. I make a note of those, and see if any confirmation shows up. Usually there’s no follow-up. Sometimes there is, but it’s just somebody paraphrasing the original information. And, most rare of all, there are simultaneous, unrelated emails containing similar information, with actual attribution (“the director of my agency spoke to his contact at the CCAA”), from people I recognize as being reliable in the past.
That’s when I consider the information worth passing along. So here you go, as a reward for reading all that:
Reliable sources agree that referrals should be coming by the first week in August. There’s some confusion over whether that means next week, or the week after–but that’s the nature of rumors.
Interestingly enough, the rumors which have turned out to be the most accurate in the past have originated from a mysterious source in Spain. Why Spain? Who knows.
And, through diligent research and dumb luck–I have located what I believe is the mysterious source. Can you guess what the tiny little problem is? Right. My Spanish could be described as a little rusty, if by rusty you meant “non-existent.” No worries, though–Google will translate entire blocks of text from Spanish to English. Like this:
Tomorrow Friday we will try to confirm with the CCAA the information according to which to August principle the allocations of the poquito will arrive at the families that is of December, January and probably someday of February.
And now you know what we know, without the eye strain.