Oct. 10, 2013 - a step forward!
Just spoke with the Detective who processes firearms licensing in my municipality, she told me my folder has moved to final processing which means it is in a pile of 15 applications which will be processed. She said it still could be a month or longer, but it is a real step in the right direction.
As long as it is out of her file Cabinet, I'm happy. It's sad o think into month 5 that I would be tickled at the progress, but Christmas 2013 may indeed have a special gift under the tree!