I forgot to post that Saturday I checked our bank account balance and it showed that the USCIS has cashed our check! This is good news in that at least someone has gotten our application and it's moving along in the appropriate channels of the government.
We seems to be stalled out on iPad ticket sales at about 1/3 of the way through. I really want to draw on December 18, but I'm starting to think I might not reach our 350 goal by then.
So if you haven't purchased yet, please do so. And if you have, THANK YOU. Encourage your friends and family to also support us!