When I think of something or come across an idea that will make the immigration process easier, I put an event on my online calendar. I was checking out the online appointment scheduler for the French consulate in Atlanta. When I selected an appointment for long term visitor visa, I got a message that they were at full capacity. When I selected other types of visas, I could select dates from now to August.
So now I have a calendar event beginning in March 2024 so I can be reminded to start looking at the appointment scheduler.