On Friday we had our quartly inspection by our licening agency. As I had posted in a previous post, the state implemented new rules on foster parenting in February. Yesterday’s inspection was the first since the new rules were put in place. Also, yesterday’s inspection was the first done by our new worker. Needless to say, we were a little antixious with the scheduled visit.
Before the worker arrived we had a few tiding up items on our to-do list. We ran around like ants getting everything in place. We double checked our new first-aid kit and took down the garden lights, checked our fire extinguisher and smoke detectors ahead so if there was an issue we could fix it. We both inspected the window above the toilet and agreed it had to be ok (otherwise we are going to have to put another fence around our pool).
About five minutes before the scheduled inspection their was a ding-dong at our front door (ahead of schedule my type of person) It was a new face, our new licening agency worker. We exchanged greetings and went to the dining room table. Then came her first request. “I need you insurance and registration”. Simple enough request except, we have have given them that already back in January. The thought in my head was “are we going to have to duplicate everything we have all ready done because we have a new worker?” I got up and head to the cars. After getting the requested registrations I came back in and Cheryl is communicating my thought ( without me saying anything)
From there we talked about the kiddos. The things happening with their cases. The process of adoption of LR and the upcoming court date for B-Rad and Nat. We talked about services and needs. After about 10 minutes things were moving and it felt a lot less like we were going to need to repeat everything.
We got up to do the inspection. First thing on the list was the master bed. We looked at our locked bedroom window. Then we moved on to the toilet window. She agreed the window would work. YES!!! We moved to the kitchen where we checked the water temp, looked at the cabinet Grandpa Jerry had installed a lock on for us and quickly moved along. Into the play room-den. She loved some of our remodeling ideas we have. Then into the kiddos bathroom and into the kiddos rooms. We asked if she wanted to see the first aid kit and she said that she did not need to look in it.
From there she said that she would be in contact to schedule our next inspection for the next quarter. After she left Cheryl look at me and I said, “all that worrying”. We had built several mountains out of the mole hills in front of us.
Thank you for taking time to read. Coming in future weeks new YouTube videos, updates from court, and anything else that comes up. Check out our website. http://www.oaksacorns.com It is in its infancy but I plan on making it our central hub of for all things Covert family happenings. Also we have started a new Facebook page http://fb.me/msg/oakacorns which, like our other social media offerings it will be another arm our baby puzzle journey.