We waited three months last year for someone to give up their place. If they had given back word one week later than they actually did, my dd's place in grammar school would have gone to the first successful appeal as they were about to begin. (it may have been us though
The three months we waited, agonising, hoping and praying (literally) each day for a place to become available was probably the worst time of our lives.
Would we do it again for the same outcome? Absolutely yes!! I cannot for one moment regret all we went through, even though it stressed us out beyond belief. But I wouldn't wish it on anyone and least of all someone who still wasn't successful after all they'd been through, at least we won first prize in the end.
Please note: Following on from the thread 'Unsupportive DH' in 'Everything Else', please read 'me' instead of 'us' - t'was only me stressing about it really