Got my permit int he mail today.
I was a little worried the Sheriff who called drilled into me pretty good regarding my driving record (it was pretty bad when I was younger) and a prior misdemeanor conviction.
I turned in my paper work on September 30th, Received my calls right around the beginning of December or late November. so all told I waited 3 months, 18 days, and 1.5 hrs until I had it in my hands.
Looks like they're serious about clearing the back log when I applied I was hearing 9-10 months wait.