Friday, April 03, 2009

I feel like I'm doing something illegal

If you've been reading our last few posts, I've talked repeatedly about the "new" money we were trying to get. The money doesn't actually need to be new, it just needs to be "new"--no marks, or tears, or significant folds, or anything else that would make it appear used and worn--thus the use of the quotes around the word "new."

Yesterday, Mark and Zhenya went and picked up the money. I didn't know at the time I posted, but apparently our bank ordered NEW money...as in, we now have a very large chunk of cash in sequential bills. LOL We're going to sit down and mix up the money so we're not handing over sequential bills to people. It's just a little weird to have this many NEW bills on hand.

Mark started the girls' beds last night, and I primed our bedroom. Whoever commented and said painting is therapy (Amy B?), feel free to come over for some at my house. I've about had enough of this "therapy." ;)

15 comments:

Rachel said...

I am so happy to hear that your girls are finally coming home. I pray that your family has a safe and enjoyable trip!

McKenna said...

Our bank ordered new bills for us as well! Be careful because they stick together!! I am very excited you guys are so close to traveling!! God speed!!!

his wife, their mama said...

I am overjoyed to hear of all your excitement. I'll admit I feel overwhelmed when I begin to process everything you're going through. I wish with all my heart we were closer so I could come and do anything I possibly could to help. But, I know spending time in prayer for you all is probably the best thing I can do for you! I look forward to all the news the next weeks and months have to bring and will continue my prayers for you and Mark, your mother and travels, for the boys, the girls and all the others involved in this process. Hugs to you all!

Tina said...

I used to be in charge of the vault at a bank (I honestly can't believe that was part of a former job of mine, but it was!), and it was just CRAZY to receive "shipments" of NEW money. The real deal. And a lot of it. Talk about thoughts of doing something illegal... :) I would often think, "Hmmm...This could REALLY help pay off some serious student loans!" :)

I'm really excited for you guys and wish you a smooth, memorable time. The girls have an awesome pad to come home to!

adoptyaroslav said...

Funny, my bank did the same thing. I took it in stride and used it to my advantage. I copied down each of the serial numbers and kept track of which ones I used on what date in a little notebook. That way, I always knew if I had lost one or given two instead of three, etc. I only misplaced on $100 bill in 6.5 weeks.

Natalie
www.adoptyaroslav.blogspot.com

Beth said...

When do the girls get to come home with you?

Sarah Halter said...

I guess that means you won't have to iron any of it! That's got to be a weird feeling.

You're almost there!

Katie said...

So excited for you guys - I can't believe how quickly this is happening!! Praise God for the way He gets things to fall into place.

Lou said...

Be thankful for those new bills! We ordered "new bills" from our bank, and faithfully waited the 2 weeks they asked, and they handed us a stack of "new" bills that were obviously NOT new, creased, wrinkled, stamped on and written on, argh!!! And argued that they were "new"! Have fun packing! We are excited for you to go get those girls!

SB said...

Glad they got what you needed. One less thing to worry about. I know you are busy, but don't forget to send out a change of address from to your friends and family. Some of us would really like you to get the mail we try to send you. Hint, hint - baby annoucement for you. :)

Debbie said...

I just want to let you know that I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow your journey. It would be an honor to be able to pray for you. I hope you're able to blog while you're in country. I have Skype, too, if you need to chat or talk on-screen. Ping me if you need my addy.

WOOHOOOOOOO!!!

schoolmother said...

Courtney,
I am so excited that you are almost ready to head overseas. I was rather amazed at how little space that much money actually takes up--especially the 'new' stuff. Can't wait to hear that you are 'there', that you've met your girls, that you've had court . . . It will be fun to follow your journey. Joy,RR

newmom2 said...

I found your website through another blogger through FRUA and wanted to let you know I wish you all the best on this fantastic journey you are about to do!!

Best of Luck.

Lisa (newmom2 - FRUA)

The Flying Eagle said...

Happy trails friends :-) We will pray for you daily.
http://dmag4.blogspot.com/2009/04/please-keep-them-in-your-prayers.html

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