VISA GRANTED!!! After the last week of people getting theirs before the 10month mark, I wasn't surprised, but I sure am happy and relieved!
Applied Feb 10
CO given March 20th (approx- cant really remember) Lissa.
Medicals/ Police checks Aug 4th
Visa granted 23rd Oct.
So about 8 1/2 months! Fairly straight forward case (in my eyes) together over 3 years, no unexplained absences, lots of travelling together etc. Hopefully this gives people a little hope that they seem to be moving quickly - perhaps so they can enjoy their christmas. It's been a tough wait, but being a viewer and contributor in this forum has really made me feel hopeful and excited. Thanks guys and good luck to everyone!