I got my passport yesterday and it took two weeks, which i thought was pretty fast considering the passport backlog. I was worried because I was renewing my passport via mail and my old passport had gone throught the washing machine and dryer. It was still in good shape, but the pages were frayed and the cover had fallen off.
According to the state department website, if a passport is damaged, you cannot renew by mail. I guess a washed passport is not considered damaged, lucky for me!
I’m relieved that I don’t have to deal with any passport issues. Now, I’m ready to travel. In a few months, i’ll be going to italy with some friends, so i can start putting this passport to use!