Readoption front. Irina had to go re-sign stuff yesterday. Waiting on a call from DSS this week to have their social worker come out here. That should be interesting. Chaos Manor & all its happenings. Once DSS comes out, Irina's readoption can be pushed through the courts.
Leaks. We had 3 leaks this past week alone. 2 from the sinks in the kitchen. 1 from our bathroom where Warren drilled through the wall & hit the pipe from upstairs. All leaks from that are fixed. Windows are still rotting. We've replaced the upstairs dormer window recently as we had no choice.
Driving. Irina has to take her test by December 4th in order to get her permit. She is very nervous which is normal I told her. She is not quite as steady behind the wheel as Max is but I think she'll get there. Max has one more driving class to take for driver's ed part. After that, he'll apply for his permit as well. Not sure when Irina will get her license. Time will tell. Yana will take the class this coming summer.
Clutter. Our house has become slowly over run by it. Part of the problem is our lack of storage. I don't want to waste money & buy new clothes so I save all their clothes for hand me downs. However, we have no attic, basement or the like to store stuff in. Doing the best I can to sell what we don't use, which is not much. But, every little piece gone helps w/ the room situation. My kids really have hardly any toys. Okay, before anyone jumps on that one, it's just who they are. They all came from orphanages where they didn't have much. Haven't too much causes them too much stimulation which leads to other issues. Hence, why they have the bigger outdoor toys instead. Skateboards, bicycles, trampoline, pool, swingset, etc. works for us. So, toys are not the clutter issue. It's mostly clothes. working on a solution.
Glasses. Warren needs new glasses. Alyona & Nik will need new glasses as well but need to get their exams done first. Of course they have to go to specialists due to their eye disorders. Alyona has ONH(optic nerve hypoplasia) and Nik has very bad eyes. Though, we don't feel that he has RP(retinitis pigmentosa). We won't know definitively until he is a teenager. But, it looks good so far so no blindness in his future would be awesome for sure. Anyhow, took Max today to get his glasses fixed. Unfortunately, they can not be fixed. URGHH!!! So, new glasses for him. BTW, our insurance pays for glasses only once every 2 years and it is a $200 deal. They always cost more than that though. And the every two years thing really sucks when you have kids that go through glasses so much. We get them at Walmart to help offset the cost & repairs. I know there are many online shops that are cheap but having someone local be able to adjust them as often as many as we need adjusting is worth it. I think we've kept the optical shop in business. The guy today said "you know, I was just commenting on how I haven't seen your family in here for awhile."
Silly things here & there. Well, as you know, I'm a bargin hunter no matter what time of year. Well, we were at Sam's the other day for some supplies and came across Halloween items. We'll have fruit snacks & popcorn for months now. LOL. Also found these: