I quick scan of the threads on Big Daikon reports that several consulates around the US have upgraded people from the alternate list. I started a thread asking anybody if they were upgraded in Miami and the answer appears to be NO. That could be a good thing or a bad thing.
It could mean that they haven't upgraded anyone yet or it could mean that nobody in Miami is giving up their spot. With such a small number of applicants from Miami, that could be very bad for me. I hope it is the former rather than the latter.
The next big round of upgrades should be coming up in the next couple of weeks. That is when they let everyone know where thier placements are. Supposedly a bunch of people usually drop out after that. Here's to hoping, right?
This whole JET thing is really putting a strain on my relationship with Emily. Of course I want to stay with her, but I am not comfortable just up and moving to Japan without any source of income. If I still have not heard from JET after she gets her placement, I will start researching jobs with other employers in the city where she will be living. It shouldn't be too difficult to find work, it just sucks that many of the other programs pay less and make you pay for your own plane ticket to Japan.
If I end up going over with another program there is also the whole situation of us not leaving for Japan at the same time...but that is a whole other story.