Archive for June, 2007


I am going to try to create a section of links/details on all the paperwork I had to gather. This way if I have to get anything again, I’ll remember how. It’s been a few months since I got a number of these and I can’t really remember how. Scary.


Bad Dog Parents

Laura took Zachy to the vet yesterday for us. It wasn’t pretty.
He has a licking wound from allergies. So, he has a spot on his tail and foot that he’s been obsessively licking and chomping on. It looks pretty nasty. The one on the tail was pretty serious so he has to wear one of those crazy collar things. We also have to spray his the wounds 8 times or so a day.

He was getting a bit chunky so we’ve been cutting down on the snacks and food portions. etc. He went form 88 lbs to 79 lbs. They think his weight loss was maybe too fast so we need to watch that.

I’m feeling pretty bad about old Zachy. He’s chipper as hell though.


I sent out CPA a witness statement yesterday via e-mail. I asked him to be a witness and confirm he received the e-mail. No response. Hopefully he’ll confirm that he received the e-mail this week.

6:40pm Joe laying in full recliner mode. "Sorting"…

Joe laying in full recliner mode.
“Sorting” through engineering magazines.

I have created a monster

Joe and I went to the Room and Board outlet today. We found a great sofa. A York chase. We were gonna buy an ottoman also. It was a sleeper. We were ALMOST at the check out and I just wanted to do a looky-loo.
Joe bitched and moaned.
I saw a recliner and said “oh, that’s the recliner we were gonna get you.” The man jumped on it, He had a look of hopefuly glee – kind of like how Zach looks when he’s carrying around his Konger and wants you to put treats in them. Joe went all zen in the recliner. I pretty much knew that if we bought the sofa, all I would hear from now until … is “my recliner, I want my recliner.” I don’t wanna hear that and the recliner was about 1/2 the sofa so it was a good short term solution to our ongoing furniture needs.
^Through the outlet we paid a lot less then list.

Joe now has a new recliner. We had to go home and get the other car. We immediately picked it up.

Joe doesn’t like hauling furniture with me. He got irritated. Whatever. He hurt his back. He can’t really stand straight.

So the man with the new recliner is on his way to a massage.

Rough Life.

No more house projects will ever get done. It’s over.

In Progress

June 22.
Making a double batch of barbequed lima beans. Mom’s recipe. Mom’s recipe is incomplete. It doesn’t say to bake. Google is a good thing.

Joe is sacked out on the sofa. Good Man.

Zach is licking part of his tail raw and a bit of his foot. It’s not so gross but I feel for the guy. It must hurt and then he keeps licking it. I guess he think’s that it will help or that he’s obsessed. I think it’s the later.

In Progress
* Homestudy was sent to CIS today.
* Joe forgot to sign one form so we need to do that today and mail it back tomorrow.

Dossier Stuff Done
* Both employment letters
* Sent all reference letters

Need To
* Witness letters

Today it’s almost feeling like this might actually happen.

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
Pink: TBD
Embassy appt: