So much for the the queue-date calculator!!. It still says that there are 880 in front of me, but last week I got an e-mail saying that I have reached the front of the queue and I have to supply all sorts of information within thirty days. Of course the message caught me in England where we have come for a holiday so I can't possibly make the deadline. I have asked for an extension and will see what happens. If anyone is interested I will keep the board posted about what information they ask for so that others can be prepared. My queue date is 30 May 2007 and I first applied in September 2006 so that the total time since first application has been almost exactly seven years.