Just a suggestion, but be sure to send nice thank you letters to everyone who helped you in this process, including the sheriff. I would send them now, even though you are still waiting. It never hurts to be polite and a nice letter goes a long way with keeping good relationships.
"A well-regulated Library, being necessary to the Literacy of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read Books, shall not be infringed."
"I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going."