Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One week

It's hard to believe that one week from today we will be boarding a plane to go get our girls. It still feels a little surreal. Right now I'm trying to focus on doing one thing at a time. As soon as I start to look at the big picture I start to panic, because it seems like there's so much to be done. ;)

Last night I finished cleaning the little house, and it is officially all emptied and cleaned. We're hoping to have a walk-through with our landlord this week so we can get our security deposit back. It's not much, but it will help! One of the things that threw me last time we adopted, and is getting to me again, is the need to pay bills that will come due while we are gone. It is one added financial stress to have to plan ahead a month or two for what will be coming due when we are gone. It's especially hard since we aren't exactly sure when we'll be coming back. However, I am so thankful for the internet and the ability to pay bills online--even better is the option to schedule our bill payments after our next paychecks get deposited! :) :)

Mark is picking up lumber today to start the girls' beds. They will be identical to the boys' beds and are modeled after our bed. Last time it took us a long time to make the beds--we had to borrow a garage for workshop space and borrow several tools. This time we have a very spacious basement and Mark has all of the tools he needs. He thinks he can get the beds done before we leave. I hope he's right. :)


Tami said...

One week. Wow! Its amazing how much quicker they're moving on things now than they were a year ago. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Meredith said...

Yay, getting closer! When I was in Ukraine I told my DH that the bills would be paid automatically and the family back home was to use the cash I'd left for them and the credit card to pay for anything they needed since I generally do all our banking. Well... Mike forgot :) So he went and gathered all the bills that our family had laid out for us and paid each and every one of them-- for the second time!

I'm glad we hadn't bought ANYTHING else that month because somehow it all worked out and yes, it was nice to not have those bills to pay the next month! I hope your method works better ;)

Happy packing, enjoy the bed building too!

MamaPoRuski said...

Congratulations! Still praying for miracles to make everything fall together without difficulties! God Bless!