Well the Department of Health and Environmental Control came by first. No problems. She checked the temperature of our hot water at the tap, checked for safety locks on cabinets.
They as a quick aside she mentions that instead of putting locks on the cabinets we could just put our cleaning supplies on the top shelf in the laundry room. Now that I think about it… I should have replied, “No way! Those corrosive compounds will destroy my hand guns.” I was smart and kept that to myself. Actually, I gave my rifle and shotgun to a friend I go to church with. I figure I only go hunting a couple a times a year anyway. He will let me borrow them back.
Next up was the State Fire Marshal and the Regions Three Adoptions lady. No violations, but… Did you know when they say ANY “ABC” fire extinguisher they really mean the bigger one with the hose that runs down the side? Well they do. So we have to get new fire extinguishers. Now, do you remember seeing those fire escape drawings with the “You Are Here” mark on them on the back of the Motel 6 door? We have to put one on each door of the kids’ room. Also, come to find out we are supposed to be having MONTHLY FIRE DRILLS!! Well, thanks for letting us know. I guess that means we are only behind by THIRTY-THREE FIRE DRILLS!
I found it a bit humorous when my Mrs. called while we were all sitting around the kitchen table (me answering questions under a heat lamp). I said, “Oh, not to bad Honey. But they keep raising the hoop so high I can barely jump through it now.” lol I crack myself up.
So anyway, we have both of our certificates from the various state/county agencies. We are supposed to have our first (monthly lol) visit from our adoption case worker Thursday afternoon.
Gosh, I wish they would just finish this process and leave us to raising “our kids!”
Post a fire escape plan on the doors… hahahahahahahaha. I’ll get right on that. 😉