The vigil is over.
I waited by the door for 4 days. I hadn't realized how often a mail truck of one kind or another comes down our street!
On Tuesday, I didn't get my invitation. But I still needed my HIV results, so I could wait one more day.
On Wednesday, I waited all day, and still didn't have either by evening, until the doorbell rang. It was the doctor from church with my lab results. No invitation that day. But another discovery I made was that many Russian Consulates no longer accept individual mailed-in applications. You must use an agency. So I called the agency to inquire and quickly went about gathering the additional 3-4 documents that they specifically require. +/-