Thursday, October 7, 2010

The "Holy Crap" List

Our social worker is coming to inspect the house on October 15.  I have no idea how old this house is as a structure.  It has a history as a carriage house before it was turned into a home, so it is quite old.  It was also badly treated in the recent past.  So, we have quite a few things  to do around the house.

  1. Clean and organize our breezeway (the space is newly bereft of our old refrigerator and I hope it will make a good mudroom)
  2. Clean both bathrooms and wash/scrape the walls.  The paint needs a good touching up.
  3. Clean and organize every room
  4. Sweep and mop all floors
  5. Sweep garage and basement
  6. Adjust temperature on water heater
  7. Trim the lovely vine that grows up the trellis on one side of our house
  8. Reattach the downspouts to the garage
  9. Hang and put batteries in smoke detectors/CO detector
 There are also quite a few things we need to do outside the house
  • The cats need rabies shots and I was hoping we could get Hyperion professionally groomed (he needs it)
  • We need to have our fingerprints done
  • We have a few finance matters to get ironed out
  • We need to get our references back from friends 
  • We have to purchase a fire extinguisher
  • Some of the pictures we submitted for the parent profile were rejected because they were too blurry so we need to find a time and someone with a good camera and have a bunch of pictures of us retaken
We also have a series of 3 adoption classes on Thursday nights beginning October 14.  Our anniversary is the 21st (it's our fourth, we'll be in class).  But then on the 22nd we're going out for a nice dinner and to a play.

As you can see, the next few weeks are going to be quite hectic for us as we try to get our home ready for our home visit.  By the way, if you're in the area and bored one day, please feel free to stop by and help out!

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