The next step in the process is to have the National Visa Center cable this information to China to begin paperwork processing there. While the term "cable" has an official ring to it, this is basically an emailed PDF with a hard copy to follow.
In the next 1-2 weeks, we should receive a copy of the letter that is sent to China, and have chosen to receive it via email rather than waiting for the hard copy. We still get a hard copy, but an email will shave a few days off, and the faster this can happen, the better.
In the meantime, we are prepping away, trying to view our home through the eyes of a 2-year-old, which means things like moving medications to high, locked areas, reorganizing our pantry to get rid of rickety, old shelves, etc. We're trying to spend lots of time with the furballs, whose lives are about to go to hell in a handbasket. And, of course, enjoying summer, as the sun is slowly deciding that maybe we are worthy here in