I just spoke to a WONDERFUL lady at the NBC in MO. She didn't say "Sorry, you're file is in a box. We don't have a timeframe."
She asked me lots of information on my case. She asked the date I filed. The date I submitted my homestudy, and to which office it was submitted.
She asked me to email her copies of my receipt notices and stuff like that from USCIS.
She is going to request my file. Could it be that maybe, just maybe, she will take my file out of the notorious box in the back room?
I. Hope. So!