Well, bad news for the Brady Bunch, VPC, Joyce Foundation, et al. Mine came in the mail TODAY!!! Get this - applied afternoon of 10 Sept ...it was in my mailbox today, 12 Sept!! Got to give a big shout out to GCO. I had called the probate office 8 months before expiration to ask how long it takes - they said 4 to 6 months. So I go in at six months and they tell me to come back a week before it expires! I called GCO and they got it straightened out in a day or two. If your not a GCO member you need to be one - they're fighting the good fight so join them. Help them help you.