Monday, September 20, 2010

Our home tour

So, today was our home tour for the homestudy. Yesterday, we cleaned and organized and sorted. Josh worked so hard all day. I started out cleaning, and then Josh looked around and said it was too clean. So, I stopped. Well, with kids, too clean isn't really much of an issue, because they can undo that in 10 minutes.

So, anyway, the lady who does the home tour came today, and she stayed all of 5 minutes. Wow, not what I was expecting. She just asked me to show her around. She wanted to make sure there were smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher, good thing we already had those (thanks Dad, it's still the same fire extinguisher you got me about 8 years ago). She looked around and took note of how many bedrooms, square footage, where our adopted child would sleep, etc. She didn't even look in the garage or go in the backyard to admire my wonderful husbands hard work.

Hopefully, we are well on our way to finishing our homestudy, from what I understand, that is when the "real" work begins. We have another meeting this week, then one more after that, and we have to read a book and do online classes. After that, we only have to wait for our fingerprints to come back (if they haven't already), and this part will be done.


  1. Isn't it amazing how you do all that work and they don't even seem to care?! It was that way both with DHR and with our international adoption. We were trying so hard to make a good impression, but got the feeling it wasn't very necessary. Oh least you can enjoy the results of all that hard work yourselves! :)

  2. wonderful! and 5 min.-they must be well trained