Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sorry for the lag in posts

Sorry I haven't posted much. I took a couple weeks off work to burn vacation and go hunting since it's deer season here. Ended up not really going hunting, but that's ok. Just been bumming around. I did manage to get 3 deer from various people who got them but didn't want them. So, we are set for meat for the year.

So, we got the Cat Genie, and got it all setup. It appears that the cats are using it and it is working as expected, so that's good. Installation was pretty easy, pretty much anyone could install one. So far it's getting a thumbs up from me.

We spent a couple days this week "camping" up at her mothers. I call it "camping" because it involves our 30 foot mobile hotel room we drag behind the truck. It is nice to be able to spend time somewhere and not feel like you are imposing because you have your own space. You go to bed when you like and get up when you like without disturbing them. Some pictures of the ice and snow on the camper are here

In other news, we are officially licensed foster parents. Got the call from our SW that we were fully approved and in the system. So, now it is a waiting game until we get children. All indications are that it will be fairly quickly, more than likely before Christmas. So, that's the big news around here.

I am still working on the thoughts on foster parenting post, but it's probably the most complex of the "thoughts" posts. It involves more people, different emotions and such. I am not even sure that it will be entirely accurate before we get a placement.


  1. Welcome home, and congratulations! I am sure this time is both exhilarating and petrifying all at the same time!

  2. Congrats on the FP status!

    My husband just finished cutting up two deer (not his) and my MIL and I wrapped them for the freezer. NONE of it came home with us.

    Nice, huh? No matter. We have a full cow and a pig in there to get through the winter.

  3. Congratulations! That is sure to stir up some excitement for the holidays. I'm happy to hear you are approved and ready for a little one to move right on in!

  4. The location of your MIL's house looks freaking awesome. But then I love trees so I might be biased?

  5. @Me:

    WV has a higher percentage of forest than any other state at 75%. So, areas like that are the norm.