Saturday, February 27, 2010

3 down 1 to go

Today was another very long day! We left around 7:45am and made our usual stop at Micky Ds. I had the intention of getting up early to make breakfast, but that didn’t happen. We made it to the agency just in time. Two of the couples were a little late to the class due to the snow that we got overnight. We started class by spending a few minutes discussing the speaker from Tuesday night. It was nice hearing about what  everyonone else learned/took away from that experience. We then spent much of the morning discussing infertility and loss in general. We also started discussing the paperwork that agency and the birthmother are responsible for. Before lunch, we had the honor of listening to an adult adoptee speak. It was amazing to hear her story and the story of her family. For lunch, we went to B.lue Chili. If you have S.take N S.hakes near you, it’s the same idea. I had the biggest BLT ever! I couldn’t even eat it all. That’s a big deal for me! It was neat to go somewhere new. One of the couples in the group asked if we would like to have lunch with them and they picked the location. We relate to this couple the most. Lunch was a great experience in itself. After we returned to the agency, we talked more about the paperwork the birthmother fills outs, adoption financing, making our profile and so much more. Our last class is 3.13.10 (9-12:30pm).

Yesterday at work I was determined to get our fire inspection scheduled. After searching the internet, I found out our local fire department has a website. That was news to me. So, after an email and a couple of calls we had our fire inspection scheduled. It’s this Sunday at 9am!

So, after class was over today (we got out 15 minutes early), we headed to a local W.orld. We picked up our fire extinguisher and the outlet plugs that our inspector said that he wanted. We also picked up safety locks for our kitchen and bathroom cabinets for our safety audit during our homestudy. We also found a great book that we thought would be wonderful for our profile…so we bought four of them! That’s all they had there, but we knew that we would need a couple more. So, we headed to another W.orld to pick up two more of the books. If we don’t end up using them for some reason, I saved the receipt. We also went to H.obby L.obby to look at paper, but wee haven’t found anything just yet.

And yes… we ate dinner out….. whoops : /

When we got home, we got several things completed around the house for the inspection tomorrow morning. DH and I also did some research about the CPR class that we need. The class we are hoping to get into is 3.10.10! That’s soon too! I will call early this week to register.

Adding to my list of "TO DO":
1. Fill out our finanical statement
2. Send email to ask about Baby Basics class
3. Make evacuation plan
4. Buy curtains/blinds for bedroom for homestudy (we never put any up since we haven't used the bedroom yet)
5. Finish autobiograhpy
6. Fill our agency agreement form
7. Continue to work on profile


Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like things are really progressing on the adoption front. I hope it's a short and smooth journey.


Courtney said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you are having a productive weekend! Good luck with the inspection tomorrow!

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you had a busy Saturday, but it looks like everything is getting done! At least next week's class sounds a little shorter!

Kari said... [Reply to comment]

Great way to spend a Saturday!! Having things to do to keep busy & move forward with the process must be really great. You are really on top of things and it sounds like you're getting things knocked out quite quickly!! Good luck as you continue!! :)

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Yes! We just finished our classes this weekend (they condensed them into Friday and Saturday because we're in a rural town). I have been checking things off my list, too...doesn't it feel good? The biggest thing I worry about is our book profile - it's hard to know what to include! Good luck and I can't wait to continue following your story!

Adventures in Baby Waiting said... [Reply to comment]

Go gettem Girlie! You guys are rock stars! Glad to hear everything is going well and you're making some new friends!

Shanny said... [Reply to comment]

Things are moving along, yay! You are in my prayers =)

Jodi said... [Reply to comment]

Your post reminded me...I have to go buy a fire extinguisher as well before our home study. But I have some time...Thanks!

Glad to hear all is moving along swiftly! Yay!

Priscilla said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you're making a TON of progress!!

My DH and I will have to try Bl.ue Ash Ch.ili sometime...never been there before yet we live so close!!

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

How exciting! You've made so much progress on the adoption stuff while I've been gone for a week. Good luck with the fire inspection on Sunday!


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