Tool Time

In exactly 27 days we will celebrate our first Gotcha Day.? I laid in bed last night and couldn’t believe that it has been a whole year.? This time last year I was just pulling my self out of a major funk from not getting our court date and recovering from the death of my Great Grandfather.? (I just spent the last 30 minutes reading my entire archive from August 2006.? I may or may not have cried through the whole thing.? I won’t admit it)

For 2 years we lived in major upheaval.? Waiting, running around, disappointment.? It was enough to drive even the calmest person insane.? One thorn in my ass stood out… our social worker.? On the phone to my mother one day I called him a Fuck-nut.? That bad.? I’ve bitched about him here and other places.

So with that looming Gotcha Day comes the one year post placement report.? Being the responsible adopter and friend to many of those still in the process and waiting reaccreditation, I scheduled my appointment.? Our PPR had to be dated August 4th and yesterday it arrived in the mail.? So today I have to make the trek to Olympia for the apostille.? Oh how I hate the Secretary of State’s office.

Something is different about this go around with The Tool.? Sure, he called about 20 minutes before he was supposed to show up at our house to confirm that we were still on, but that was it.? He didn’t charge us more than he charged Kathou & Paypay.? He was on time.? He sent us the rough draft and actually made the changes that the trusty husband suggested.? The notary is on the right date and he spelled the boy’s Russian name correctly.? What the hell?? I have nothing to complain about.? That’s just not right.? It is almost enough for me to say that if we ever adopt again we would consider using him again.? Then again I think about the time that he refused to change a very sensitive letter and I had to write it myself.? Then I realize what a dumbass he really is.

10 Comment

  1. First of all, congrats on the 1 year anniversary coming up! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t believe it’s been that long already. On the other hand, it seems like the boy has been with you forever…

    Maybe the Tool found your blog and realized what a moron he was….

  2. Jenny2 says: Reply

    I learned a new word today: Fuck Nut. Brilliant.

    Congrats, congrats on reaching this milestone.

  3. Congrats on the upcoming one year anniversary. In China adoption all of the paperwork is finally finished at the one year, is it the same for Russia or will you have more updates to do? Curious as I am considering different countries for a future adoption and looking at all of the differences.


  4. Tricia says: Reply

    Ah yes, I remember the good ole days of checking your blog every 15 minutes waiting for your court date. The drama, the anticipation, … last year this time was very emotional!

  5. Jessica says: Reply

    Wow! Your first anniversary! That’s really exciting! Are you three doing something for it, or are you not celebrating? I’m not sure that the *rules* are for Gotcha Days. I like the menu on the side (I really need to start reading blogs more than once a week or so)! I try to do menu planning once a week, but it’s always an iffy thing. We do save money when I plan, though! As for the family planning post (no, I didn’t read the comments, so sorry if I’m re-hashing), what about just playing around, and if it happens, it happens, but plan on when you want to start the adoption process? Good luck!

  6. Tori says: Reply

    I cannot believe your first anniversay is approaching! This year FLEW by.

    Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dana says: Reply

    Woo Hoo! A year! I started reading when you were there! Hard to believe it’s been that long all ready!

    And sometimes dumbasses will never be anything other than a dumbass. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. kate says: Reply

    thanks for that ppr, elle. ;> i know you told me not to be an elephant, but it looks like I couldn’t resist having a timeline like yours. i’m looking forward to a celebration like yours one day, too!

  9. Mom says: Reply

    Incredible how time escapes us. Your son is no doubt one of the greatest loves of my life besides you! I just love to breathe in his innocence with every kiss. With that being said congrats on being a Mommy and Daddy for almost a whole year. Thinking of it all makes my heart skip a beat. Wow!

  10. DebiP says: Reply

    wow one year what a great feeling is it not…just think, that before long, he will have grown up right before your eyes…lucky boy, lucky mom and dad.

    Don’t let the tool get your day down…it is all about family now even if it never changes…family…what a great word…

    though I am not one waiting for an adoption to proceed I know how you feel about the PPR and I too have already contacted my SW for ours in December, those waiting do appreciate us following the letter of the Russian law…

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