07 July 2009

triple check

Barbara Parker, that jewel amongst bureaucrats, e-mailed me yesterday to tell me she'd done my child abuse clearance and the report had been mailed. Check!

The embassy in Moscow e-mailed today to say my FBI check is back and clear. Double check!

AND, the embassy in Moscow seems to be saying that a letter from the doctor *may* be enough to negate the need for a new visa. Triple check!

I sent a package to Sasha today--letter, photos, coloring book, stickers, matching game. It cost about $1.25 and should be there in ten days. I feel better with that tangible reminder on its way to her.

Now I must conquer the summer lethargy that's overtaken me (can't do anything without needing a nap afterwards and am all achy) so that I can clear away the last few boxes. Well...maybe tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day. And after that triple play, I don't have any paperwork to chase!

13 comments:

Annie said...

Congratulations! Oh, those check marks are glorious things!

And yes - your offering is MUCH better than what I asked for.

Mrs. Butler said...

Wonderful! I like these kinds of posts, where the machine is humming and people are doing their jobs.

Amy V said...

I'm on. :o)

Aunt2B said...

update. :o)
so much better. Amy V

Debbie said...

so exciting...sounds like it's definitely fast pacing along!!

Dawn said...

Glad to hear the process is moving along!

Debbie B said...

Yay!!! Glad things are getting checked off the list.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I'm just getting caught up on your recent developments. Let me say your little Sasha sounds toooooo precious. I wanted to let you know that NO ONE seems to know what is going on, as far as the adoption goes and the steps you need to take and in what order. I know it is very comforting hearing the people who are assisting you with this life changing process tell you the DON'T KNOW! I can relate to your silent screams (and 1 or 2 very public screams at the embassy on my behalf :) I wanted to mention finding clothes that aren't "prostitot" (and I LOVE that word) for a girl with a little age on her is almost impossible :)

Matt & Carla Morgan said...

Ah! Progress is excellent, indeed!

Great news!

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Karla said...

alleluia for the triple checks!! Now, just praying that God get's your girl home soon...so you can start loving her up like she needs so much. Love, Karla mom to Gretchen, Anneka, Dieter, and our Sasha Alexandra!

Melissa said...

EXCELLENT news!! I hope the rest of the process is smooth-sailing. If anyone deserves it, you do!! :)

beckyww said...

You go girl!

votemom said...

praying tonight. for you. and her.