Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack

After a relatively long withdrawal hiatus, I'm back!

We had been having problems with our old computer for quite a while and had decided that we were going to upgrade to a new one. Well, the decision was pretty much made for us.

We were researching new computers and had decided to get an iMac. A *really* nice iMac...and really overpowered for our needs. Anyways, we took our old P.O.S. into the Apple store as they needed to transfer files from the old one to the new iMac. Well, something funky happened on the way to the forum.

They told us that we would have to take out the hard drive and then they would transfer the info we needed. Whatever. By the time we got our old computer back home, we plugged it back in and it wouldn't even boot up. Nada, nothing, nil. We're not sure if we've lost all our info on the old puter or not, we'll look into that at a later date. We already had all the adoption info backed up, so really all we lost were our emails and some other (less important) info.

The reason that I haven't been around is because we were waiting for the new modem for our iMac from our ISP. Wouldn't it figure that when we got our new computer that they would run out of the modem that we need?! Grah!

So after waiting for a very long week, we finally got the new modem today and, obviously, got online. Woo!

As some of you know, there are new requirements in Ontario that we have to get our paperwork updated for the adoption (ie., new police checks, new medicals, etc.) We ran into a bit of a snafu as our social worker doesn't do homestudies anymore and we had to start with someone new.


Last night, when I was getting changed for bed, I took off my ladybug necklace and it broke in two. I wasn't sure how to take that as we were going to meet our new social worker the following day. I got a little superstitious about it...like it was a bad sign about the adoption.

We were a little nervous about getting a new social worker and I was asking some members of the A-Team (Josh's term for our adoption friends) and we really lucked out and found a great one based on Cari's suggestion and we met the social worker tonight. Wow, he was fantastic!

Not only did we get in to see him quickly, but he's doing the home visit this Saturday! I asked him when he would have the home study done and he said that it would be completed by the first week of January! Woo hoo!

Woo! When all is said and done...sometime in 2010? 2011? we're flying first class, bay-bee. :P

11 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

Ahhhhhhhh, yet another recruit to the light side. Welcome to the wonderful world of Mac owners. First, we took Dolores, now you. It's only a matter of time before we, the Mac tribe, rule the world.

Kathy and Joel said...

P.S. So good to have you back online. :)

Johnny said...

Welcome to "my" tribe. heh.

Doris & Dan said...

Enjoy your new toy.

I think the broken necklace just means it was a faulty kink not anything superstitious.

Keep smilin!

secret agent said...

I think few of us have the same social worker........
they all have been replaced

I get fingerprints today.......again

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Maybe the necklace breaking was a good sign... for that day at least... hey, gotta justify it with something...

redmaryjanes said...

I'm sorry to hear that you now have to update your paperwork too. I thought that things were different in Canada. We just re-did all of our paperwork here last month.
You guys are doing great with your Daddy fund!

spitgirl said...

Welcome back! We missed you... and glad you got a Mac. :)

Dolores said...

You've been missed. Welcome back. Have lots of fun with the new toy! I'm still trying to figure some things out on this thing.

Good luck with the SW. We have our meeting in January.

CA Momma said...

Glad to see you're blogging again.

MotherMotherOcean said...

I am so glad that you found a social worker you like. it feels more normal, eh?