I have two pieces of good news to report:
First, I passed my qual! I haven't got the “official” announcement yet but Jeff told me that the qual has been graded and I passed it.
Second, all the votes are in and I am now going to be an official member of House Valdemar in Belegarth. They are in the process of making the special tunic for me and I will have an official “initiation ritual” next Saturday, March 12.
EDIT: I typed "not" instead of "now" before.