Friends and family keep asking us how the new house and adoption processes are going. The answer is two fold. One, that we are slowly getting the last of the boxes unpacked and little projects like re-caulking the bathtub done. Two, that we are trying to be patient because we cannot hurry the government.
We've got all the bedrooms done except that we need to hang two more curtains. At least the boxes are unpacked and the floors are clean finally. The living room still has a little clutter, but I can't really claim that is entirely moving related. The kitchen feels about 90% done. We still have a chunk of counter top missing. We're going to have to just give up on our contractor ever coming back and try to cut the thing ourselves. Also, the base boards aren't done yet. I know it's just trim, but it will make a difference to me.
We have two doors that aren't done in the basement, because the guy we paid to do it never came back. I think he will if we just call and harrass him, but we've been trying to be nice about it since he just got a new job.
As far as we know, child services hasn't gotten our FBI background check back yet. But they haven't returned our calls either, so we don't actually know for sure. Once again, we may just need to be more persistent in that area. We'll let everyone know as soon as we have anything new to tell on that front. Please keep praying with us. We're also praying God's protection on the kids he has planned for us, although we don't know who they are yet. He knows!
In the mean time we are feeling more at home, the girls are claiming their territory with chalk drawings all over our front yard, and we are checking out local amenities like the library.