Home Studied

The social worker has come and gone. I’m still basking in the glow of an immaculate apartment and I’m pleased with Damon and myself for keeping it up.

I think things went well. She took in a lot more information than she gave, which was to be expected. I thought that the grand total of divorces our combined families have managed to collect would be our touchiest subject, but it turned out to be our lack of a physical support system. Which, in retrospect, makes sense. Our families are far away, and they’re not the visiting kind. I don’t anticipate that changing and told her as much. Damon and I have agreed that the way to get through this with our sanity in tact is to hew to total honesty. And that’s really comfortable. Not to mention, it’s the right thing to do. We want to approach this respectfully, even reverently.

So, anyway, I expect to see our distant families as a mark against us on the report but I also expect to get a favorable recommendation. As a matter of fact, she mentioned off-handedly to remind her if we wanted to be approved for twins. Which won’t happen, it’s very rare. But we do want to be approved, just in case our number does come up with some of the rare twins that appear. And it would be kind of amazing and beautiful anyway.

We won’t see anything from her until we turn in all of our documents. All we have left to collect for her is our letters of recommendation, which are all in the mail to us (I believe) and Damon’s employment verification, for which we need a CPA or an LPA. Which is not nearly as simple as it sounds. I won’t bore you with the details, but most accountants don’t want to write what China requires if they don’t alraedy know you. But I do our taxes, so we don’t have a CPA. So… trying to figure that out. But once we do and turn that all in we’ll get our home study report within three weeks.

Oh, and I served cheddar cheese with rye crisps (a new discovery that I LOVE) and a very healthy trail mix of unsalted nuts (hazelnut, walnut, cashew, almond), raisins, dried cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

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32 responses to this post.

  1. This is so exciting! I’m glad you’re journaling about it.

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  2. This is so exciting! I’m glad you’re journaling about it.

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  3. This is so exciting! I’m glad you’re journaling about it.

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  4. This is so exciting! I’m glad you’re journaling about it.

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  5. I’m glad it went so well! I was expecting nothing less, but I was thinking about you Thursday. πŸ™‚ This is so exciting!

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  6. I’m glad it went so well! I was expecting nothing less, but I was thinking about you Thursday. πŸ™‚ This is so exciting!

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  7. I’m glad it went so well! I was expecting nothing less, but I was thinking about you Thursday. πŸ™‚ This is so exciting!

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  8. I’m glad it went so well! I was expecting nothing less, but I was thinking about you Thursday. πŸ™‚ This is so exciting!

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  9. Posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2006 at 11:18 am

    What about John Whitmore, CPA?

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  10. Posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2006 at 11:18 am

    What about John Whitmore, CPA?

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  11. Posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2006 at 11:18 am

    What about John Whitmore, CPA?

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  12. Posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2006 at 11:18 am

    What about John Whitmore, CPA?

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  13. Sorry, that was me.

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  14. can she recommend a CPA? Surely you are not the first couple to hit that stumbling block.

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  15. can she recommend a CPA? Surely you are not the first couple to hit that stumbling block.

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  16. can she recommend a CPA? Surely you are not the first couple to hit that stumbling block.

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  17. can she recommend a CPA? Surely you are not the first couple to hit that stumbling block.

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  18. Heee..for a second I thought John just trolls the boards to randomly plug himself.

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  19. That thought did occur to me. I haven’t talked to him in years, but he’s on the possibility list. But, fingers crossed, I think I found someone.

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  20. I *think* I found someone. Fingers crossed!

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