Friday, January 16, 2009

I've been hacked!

That got your attention, didn’t it? It’s true, just not in a computer sense.

I’ve always been a bit of a hacker, in the most traditional sense of the word, in trying to figure out how things work and get them to do things they weren’t originally meant to do. I’ve even played a few practical jokes on people using their high-tech equipment, but nothing ever malicious.

Well, it appears Peter is going to take after me. Amy brought the kids to see me at lunch today, and while Sydney was eating her Jelly Bellies out of the little coin-operated dispenser on my desk, Peter figured out how to get the dispensing handle stuck in between stops so he could twist it back and forth and get them without a coin. He was quite pleased with himself until I told him he couldn’t eat them all.

I tell my co-workers that dispenser represents the kids’ college fund, and at this rate, things don’t look good…

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We’re baaaaack!

Ok, so guess what? The blog is back!

I can hear it now...

"But, but, you haven't updated it in over a year!"

Well, yeah, but there's always today...

"And people have stopped visiting! How will anyone know to come visit?"

Um... I'll call everyone who used to visit. All two of them!

"But, but, it was never any good in the first place!"

Well then, I don't have much to live up to!

Seriously though, the blog is about to get really good again! Why? Because there's another adoption trip on the horizon. Seriously! Fer-real!

We don't know exactly when it will happen, but our paperwork has been in China for two years and ten months now (and yes, that's about five months before we knew Peter was on his way), and it is looking like we could have a referral (that's the part where they send you a picture and a name and a location) by the end of this month! There are no guarantees, but at this point it is looking like the latest it will happen is late February or early March, and that's like... right around the corner! Like, oh my gosh, right around the corner!

So, there are a few things to take care of before then, and one of them was having a place to once again post progress reports and be able to update everyone back home on how things are going when we finally travel to China.


It's a slow start, but this train is only going to pick up speed, and we're in for a crazy ride, I tell ya!

So bookmark us, add our feed to your reader, or just add us to your proxy's blacklist (no, no, don't really do that last one), and keep your eyes peeled!