Well, now I have heard back, and it may mean that my bad news isn't all that bad, afterall. There are rumors that the report I heard were not accurate and that it may be OK for me to "hold my breath". Of course, the future is not set, so who knows.
Only 25 more days until I can start decorating for Christmas. I might bring out the Christmas music a little early. One of the good things about living overseas is that you don't have to look at Christmas lights and jack o'lanterns in the same aisle at K-Mart. (we don't have K-Mart here) Although, I did see an "Angel Tree" in Airport Plaza Shopping Center the other day. That is really amazing for a Buddhist country!