Yikes! I mean, yay! or maybe both. definitely both.
Received a few more emails from our mission director today. Apparently there was no delay. The emails from the contact person at our site were simply in very jumbled English. Our director finally figured out what he was trying to say AND received our work permits. Now, barring disaster at the visa office, he can go get our passports stamped with visas, and we can leave.
That's what my face looks like now.
"Oh, yay, we're leaving!"
"Oh, holy crap, we're leaving!"
Alternate every 30 seconds. So fun. Not exhausting at all. Haha.