Okay, so I kind of feel like I just went on the weirdest blind date ever, except there was no dinner or drinks.
Back to where we left off last time:
The rat remained unfound. The smell went away, though, so we’re counting this as the best possible outcome that doesn’t involve ripping apart our entire house. My hope is that the creature was under the house, not in the attic, and that the smell was just so bad that we could smell it all over the house.
And, we passed our house inspection. There is lead paint in the shutters outside that we will have to eventually get rid of, but other than that, there was nothing to worry about. Since DH was here for that inspection, I didn’t get a firsthand report, but that’s what he said the inspector said.
Today, it was the first homestudy visit. The counselor person came over and asked a bunch of questions, like you would on a first date, but they were way more personal. Since the questions were about us and our lives, I’m pretty sure it’s not like I could have given wrong answers. Still, it was so weird. I had never met this person before and she was asking me about what I did in high school, what my relationship with my ex-husband was like, and what my stepchildren like to do. I know that’s what they’re supposed to do and that’s it’s actually good, but for someone private like me, it was very uncomfortable.
But, the good news is DH and the kids will be over for the next visit, so they can do all the talking. I think after Sunday’s visit, we’re done with all the getting ready stuff. I have to admit that I’m glad this part is almost done.