Today is busy as well. Warren took Irina to attempt her permit test again. She did not pass. It is her third time taking it. I feel really bad for her. She tries so hard. Just wish she could pass it. The first time, she's missed it by 1 question. The last two times, 6 questions. Hoping she'll give it another shot. Lady even let her wear headphones today. She did better w/ headphones on. Lady talked to Warren a bit and could tell something was up w/ Irina. She's seen enough go in & out of the DMV that I'm sure she can spot the challenged ones. It is hard sometimes with children that are cognitively delayed. They try so, so hard. The motivation, desire, & effort is there. The ability is not however, and that makes it very tough for them. We said we'd work with her this next time.
Went to the bank to get some notarizing done. Also, dropped off apostilles at SOS office. I also spent time last night getting organized. Our list of stuff to do is a mile long & trying to tackle it one thing at a time. Many things require some time off for Warren so trying to figure the best time for him to take off work. Poor guy. One day he'll actually use a vacation day for a vacation. Some things we need to tackle: 1) upstairs room needs to be converted to the girls' room (painting) 2) Irina needs to apply for SSI now that she's 18. 3) Both cars need to be taken in for repairs. 4) Tons of doc appts. need to be made. 5) Yard needs to be prepped for spring. 6) Pictures need to be mailed to Serbia. I can do some of this on my own. Today, I actually have the entire day off and am getting phone calls made, appointments made and such. It's SO quiet though with no "littles" here. Mind boggling. Yet, everyone once in awhile, it is really nice to sit back and enjoy the silence.
Lots getting done today for sure. I've started this post several times. Just was able to accomplish so much today w/ no littles here! It was awesome. So many phone calls made, insurance issues straightened out, papers organized, papers filled out, etc. Just pleasant to be able to have stuff done. Max & I even went for a walk today w/ the puppies. Beautiful day outside to boot. Sun shining and everything. Flowers are already starting to pop up here & there so spring will be right around the corner, I'm sure. Got to go and