Perhaps this comment from Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict) on Purgatory helps?*“The transforming ‘moment’ of this encounter cannot be quantified by the measurements of earthly time. It is, indeed, not eternal but a transition, and yet trying to qualify it as of ‘short’ or ‘long’ duration on the basis of temporal measurements derived from physics would be naive and unproductive. The ‘temporal measure’ of this encounter lies in the unsoundable depths of existence, in a passing-over where we are burned ere we are transformed. To measure such Existenzzeit, such an ‘existential time,’ in terms of the time of this world would be to ignore the specificity of the human spirit in its simultaneous relationship with, and differentation from, the world.” (Eschatology, p. 230)*Regarding those who are beyond Purgatory, it is unclear exactly how things work. You are suggesting they are not outside of time because they “await”, which is a term suggesting “time,” correct? As alluded to by Cardinal Ratzinger, we cannot fully understand “temporal measure” in terms of earthly time. There may be “sequence” of some kind, such as how a soul will first die, pass through purgation, face God, reunite with body, and this will occur in a way foreign to earthly time. At this stage in Church doctrine, I do not believe any clearly defined revelation has been given.