Saturday, August 18, 2012

And waiting

It's been a loooong while since I posted.  Still waiting on a license.  It's taking much longer than normal because a) if you know my family, we don't do anything the usual way and b) we had all sorts of "adventures" in the past couple of months.

One of the biggest challenges we've had recently was moving.  Not only did we move but we had a lag in time between homes where we stayed in a hotel.  The agency could've licensed us before we move but they weren't too keen on their foster parents having such a splotchy living arrangement blurb in their file.  Then once we got into our new home, it was in bad condition.  Gene, our temporary social worker (we lost Angela she ran away screaming after dealing with us so long  moved to a different department within the agency), came for a visit and gave us a list of things that had to be handled.

I'm pleased to announce that my dear husband has been hard at work tearing up, throwing out, ripping apart,  cleaning up everything that needed to be done, including learning how to and replacing basement windows which he's never done before. So the house is ready and welcoming.  All I need to do is call the fire department for an inspection, which I'm planning on passing.  Our home study has already been processed and approved, they're just waiting on the fire inspection because of the move.

Also, in our adventures, my husband has been the sole handler of his mothers affairs, since she had a stroke and is now (possibly) in a nursing home permanently.  He spends a lot of hours that aren't working visiting her and dealing with all that that requires.  So he's home even less time than he was before and that required a little more getting used to, at least for me.

But now that we got a good feel for our new normal and our house is pretty much in order, it's time to get this done.  Next time I post to this blog, I may be a new "mom".

Thank you, dear reader, for taking the time to learn more about the Lake County Ohio foster care system.