30 April 2008

too good (eta)

Here I was, feeling pretty positive. Almost all of my paperwork was ready. I was just waiting for a few bits to arrive from various states, and then we'd finally, FINALLY be READY!

This morning my principal let me know that my landlord is not renewing my lease.

You know what that will mean.

A new homestudy. Another sw flown in to see the new flat. New pictures. New lease. And another reason to claim my lifestyle is too unstable to adopt.

I'm going to see if we can push and get everything filed before my lease expires and then amend. But, I just didn't see this coming.

I don't think I'll be a very good second grade teacher today. I'm typing this with my back to the class and struggling to breathe and not cry. Silly. It's not insurmountable. I'll have a cup of tea and get on with things.

Aw. A student just said, "Oh good! This will be fun! I LOVE a-b-c." He was excited because all our words start with un- this week. Maybe second grade is a good place to be after all.

ETA: Also had a cc of an e-mail from my sw saying she's not certain the new rules in Russia will apply to associations of social workers as opposed to sw affiliated with an actual agency. Am counting on the stellar reputation of my new agency to work this one out for us.

There was no reason given for the landlord's decision. It could be they want to sell, to convert it for business, to have it available for family...


We've heard there's another flat in my building that may be available from a different landlord. Please send up prayers fot that to be my new flat! At least it would have the same street address...if not the same apartment number and landlord. That's gotta be stable...

Tina, I'm in Russia for another school year. International schools sign contracts early and I'm already committed for 2008-9. I have good friends here whose shoulders are very damp today! I'm grateful for them and their support.

16 comments:

Tina in CT said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news.

Since I don't know but are you planning to stay in St. P indefinitely?

Rachael said...

that sucks.

is begging for a reconsider an option?

Sorry, Kate.

6blessings said...

OH MY!! I can't believe it. I sure hope you get the other one.
Ugh!

Annie said...

This is the story.....I know. Right when everything was ready....my older daughter moved home and that required amendations to the homestudy, plus a medical for her, plus INS approval for her. I was ready to rent her a place for a few months. Which only goes to show how stupid it all is. That would have been fine! Really should have just lied about her being home, now I think of it.

Jim said...

Kate - I'm still praying for you. Perhaps this is God's way of making it easier for you, and you just don't see how yet?

Tina in CT said...

How terrible that you will have to go through all that a home study entails not to even mention the cost. I just can't believe all the red tape you all have to endure and it's like you're put through an old wringer washer. I would have let you cry on my shoulder if I were there too.

Nataliya said...

Oh no! Well, let's keep hope that either your landlord will change his mind, or the other apartment in your building will be available. You know how it is in Russia - nothing is definite! Hang on there, maybe you won't need a new homestudy after all.

:: Suzanne :: said...

So in light of this news, cooing over your cool rotating quotes isn't much comfort is it? I'm sorry.

annmarie said...

popcorn and m & ms...

Allison B said...

Oh, Kate, I'm so sorry about this. I'll pray that things work out and this isn't the setback it may seem at the moment.

Tami said...

UGH! I'm so sorry Kate. We'll be praying that the other apartment opens up and that they won't need a big redo on the homestudy. Maybe they can just make an adjustment...without having to go through a big song and dance.

Tricia said...

unbelievable! in a totally sucky way!

Christine said...

Ugh! I really feel for you. I hate to bring you down lower (not my intent) but after reading your post, I don't feel so sorry for my own situation. The adoption process is just not fair. :( {{hugs}}

Your perseverence is an awesome testimony to someone like me who often thinks of throwing in the towel. God Bless.

Jenni said...

This just sucks. I'm hoping things turn around soon.

MoscowMom said...

Oh, Kate...

To quote Rachael, that really does suck...

I'm glad you're feeling a little better now... Good luck as you try to figure it all out.

Your daughter(s) will one day be som grateful for your perseverance and dedication to them...

Carrie said...

Oh Kate I am so sorry. Just try to look at it as out with the old, including old agency, and in with the new. New beginnings. Easier said than done, I know.