Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Good news and bad news


In the grand tradition of people keeping their chins up, first the good news.

As of today our adoption home study is finally approved. Now we are just waiting for a court date. We are going to par-TAY when Z and K are officially ours! Watch for deets!

We got Healthy Families coverage for our older two kids. This is California's CHIP program. We will have basically the same coverage for them that we had when I was working, and it will only cost us $14/month plus copays, etc. This is vital. This is make-or-break news on the make side of things. Paying for S's medication was going to kick our behinds if we had to do it all ourselves for the next few months. I was shocked and overjoyed that this coverage was approved so quickly, and I am grateful that as far as we know we will only need it for a few months.

We have amazing family and church members helping us out while Dr. G-to-be puts the final touches on his dissertation and I focus on the kiddoes. I mean, super amazing. Thank you so much, all you awesome people.

Speaking of which, G's advisor wants him to schedule his defense for March. That's a date, folks! Also known as a light at the end of the five-year tunnel!

Now for the slightly less exciting (ok, bad) news:

There is a Church-wide hiring freeze right now and so our alma mater, home of the Cougs, cannot hire Dr. G-to-be this year. They said they're "interested" but we shouldn't wait around for them. Duh, like we could! So it really looks like we are not moving to Utah this year. The next three favorite contenders are Anchorage, Eau Claire and Portland. Start praying for your favorite (or if you would rather not be around us, the one furthest from you!)

7 comments:

SalGal said...

Oh, darn. So sorry to hear about the Y.

Ana said...

Yeah, I know you are! :P

Marta said...

I vote for Portland. I've never been there and always have wanted to see it, so I want you to live there and I'll come visit! I don't know how Portland is for Geology, but as far as planning goes, it's one of the best in the country. I'd definitely consider doing grad school there, and then we could be neighbors!

WatchMeLoseWeight said...

Now... why not someplace in IOWA? Come ON now!!!

Kate

Ana said...

Hey Kate, he applied at Drake but we haven't heard anything ...

Molly Jae said...

Ana, Do you have a date yet?

Ana said...

Looks like we will officially transition to adoptive placement sometime in March, and the court date will be a couple of weeks after that. I'll keep you posted!