Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fingerprinting done!

We showed up to the Department of Homeland Security bright and early this morning. The benefit of getting fingerprinted on Saturday, instead of the Thursday they had first appointed us, is that 1- We don't have to take off work, 2-there is no traffic took 15min to get there, 3-parking is FREE, and 4-there was no one else there!

This afternoon we put in a new toilet, and are going to make the raised garden beds for my veggies. Hopefully I can plant them all this weekend too!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Loose Ends

Do you ever have the feeling that your loose ends are being tied off? (In the good way.) I am getting that feeling, and can't figure it out. Some of my cherubs that I was really concerned about are now in better places, and no longer part of my class. It's sad they're not with me anymore, but better for them. So I feel like my purpose for this year is wrapping up.

I'm excited about getting fingerprinted as it's an important step. :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Biometric Capturing

That sure sounds funny! I think I'm going to go around telling people that "my biometrics need capturing" just to see the looks on their faces! Ok, maybe I won't say that, but it would be funny! All it means is we are getting fingerprinted by The Department of Homeland Security. I loved the paper it came in. It had The United States of America in that dollar bill style font. It was cool!

Our appointment is next Saturday, April 26th. That is great because neither one of us have to take off work! The first appointment time was for this past Thursday and it was too close to OAT time. So I requested another time. The only drawback is once they've done the fingerprinting, it has an expiration date. We are allowed one free extension. Sooo, I am sure hoping that we can finish this adoption within that timeframe. (I forget how long the biometrics are good for.)