Today is an average day at work, but I detest that I have to be at work. Right now, I am dreaming of the farm. Let me tell you a little about the progress we have made and the progress we hope to make in the near future.
Land — we purchased land in Johnson County, Nebraska, 78.68 acres to be exact, and we hope to move there soon, but there are alot of roadblocks between here and there.
House — we have reached an agreement to buy 4.55 acres that border on our land. The homesite includes a 1925 farmhouse, a barn, a chicken coop, and a windmill, among other things. We are hoping to close on the house in March of this year.
Adoption — we submitted our dossier for adopting twins from China in March 2006. Since then, we have been waiting (impatiently) and we appear to still be months away from traveling to China. This is part of what will be slowing us down in our move to Nebraska — we are already approved to adopt in Arizona; I don’t want to have to get re-approved in Nebraska. Every month, the Chinese Adoption Agency comes out with a report on where we stand in the process. Unfortunately, they have really slowed down in their referral rate, only moving through about two weeks’ worth of referrals every month, so it looks like we may not get our referral for another year.
Job search — I have sent out a handful of resumes, but haven’t gotten any good responses yet. In other words, I am in the business of collecting rejection letters again.