Well I finally got my sister to take a couple of pictures of me. Last Friday I ran over to the store to print them up really quick. With that, I attached them to my completed application and dropped it in the mail. I actually DROVE to the post office and dropped it in the mail bin personally. EEEK!! At this point, the agency will process my application and references. I don’t know if that means they call the people or just read the letters … anyone know? Nonetheless, I did it and now the process is starting! Now I need to make all sorts of lists detailing the next steps, what forms I need, how long they are good for when they are approved and completed.
This past weekend was good. I did some cleaning and some hanging out with my sister and the kids. On Saturday I took my dog to the vet. She has a loose tooth and needs a cleaning. Apparently February is dental hygiene month at the vet and they are taking 15% off of cleanings… I am always happy to receive discounts. The vet was nice and he said.. “ahhhh just bring her in on Tuesday and I will give you the 15% off”. So, I took her in today. Poor baby got the one loose tooth on the bottom out and then 4 that apparently were loose on the top pulled. I was crying when they called me. I know there was nothing different I could have done. She doesn’t eat canned food, she only eats dry food, I clean her teeth and she is not neglected in any way shape or form. Apparently, with these little tea-cup dogs, this is common. Nonetheless I can’t wait to pick her up and bring her home.
Oh … on another “when it rains it pours” topic. I share a wooden porch that leads to my front door with my neighbor. It is like 15 or so steps up and then a platform and then her door on one side and mine on another. Well the porch is in BAD shape. It has been in need of repair for the past 4 years. There are days when I get nervous that it might crack and my leg will go through. Well moss and mushrooms seem to be growing on the wood (that can’t be a good sign) and in all honesty it just looks like a hazard (not to mention I think the renters next door complained to the landlord .. and I don’t blame them really). Sunday the owner passed by with a contractor and apparently we are getting a bid on a new porch. Perfect timing for me right?? UGH. I am seriously on pins and needles until the contractor calls with the estimate. Just thinking about it now puts my stomach in knots. I wish I brought his card to work with me so I could harass him and ask for the quote right now… just to ease these knots a bit.
But you know what. It is what it is. I can’t worry about it and I can only work harder at saving and selling what I don’t need. The budget is tight. When I say tight I mean TIGHT. I don’t run the heat (average house temp is 57 degrees right now), I have cancelled cable ($75 a month that can now be saved for the adoption) and grocery wise, I have gotten great at finding bargains (which will pay off when I do bring a little one home) Being tight really isn’t so bad or tough.. It really is showing me in a tangible way how far I will go to bring a little one home.