Today we got an email confirming we have been appointed a case officer for our skilled migrant 175 Australia visa, and asking us to submit police checks and medicals! This is good news, as it means we have left the queue and a physical person is looking at our visa application. Hopefully once we submit the required information it won't be long until the visa is granted! Potentially we could have our visas granted in less than a year since we applied, which is amazing.
In van news... we couldn't have chosen a worse week to have the roof off, as 80mph winds have been blasting the South coast and it's been raining on and off for the last few days. The tarpaulin covering the van has ripped in a couple of places where it has been rubbing against the roof brackets. We patched the holes up last night with gaffa tape, and today luckily the weather seems better. No rain is forecast for the weekend so getting the roof finished and back on will be essential!