We received an expedited certification today and are now official foster parents. The step was taken to push this through because FD1's sister will be here on Friday. So the next leg of this journey begins. Part of the process includes a safety home inspection - which happened this morning. In order to prepare for it, we decided to downsize and re-organize a couple of our current storage rooms. (30 years of stuff can add up!) Of course, decluttering is one of my goals this year so we made significant progress on tossing and donating things we no longer need or use.
We also now have 2 fire extinguishers, and 4 smoke detectors in the house.
Tomorrow, I am leaving for the weekend on a pre-planned annual girlfriend trip. (Who doesnt need good girlfriend time right now???) While I am gone, the girls will be staying with DD2.
We had to complete a plethora of paperwork...one of the sheets was our financial position. It was fun to fill out our expenses....house payment, car insurance, utilities and food. No car payment, no RV payment, no CC payments... And compare it to our salary. Over half of what we make, even with the hub on unemployement, is considered 'discretionary income'. 😎 We also had to list our net worth, and after adding in everything they suggested, we ended up with two commas!! I knew we were close, but it really felt good to see it on paper!
So, it's now official... FD1 made a social media post a few days ago telling her world that our family has changed her life. Honestly, I dont need anything more for this service than that...