We got our residency permits today! Exhale. Ahhhh.
~70 days + 30-some documents + 9 visits to government offices + ~12 hours of traveling to these offices + ~13 hours of waiting in lines + many hours of help from our friend Bob = 5 residency permits
Next April we can start the process all over again! Actually, we learned some things about the process this year. Hopefully things will be more efficient next year. But no expectations!