Water AND the Internet

September 13, 2008 at 3:36 am 3 comments

I love reading the responses to our entries and getting such supportive emails from family and friends. Even though it has been a little more than a week, I’m feeling a loss when I think of home.

The water has returned and was actually off for only a day and a half. We were more than prepared and didn’t really notice the change. If you’ve been camping for more than a weekend and have had to port your own water, this little glitch really wasn’t much to fuss about. It seems as though the hot water has been turned on but it is running a little, well, dirty at this time. Hopefully, as it runs through the system a little more, it will clear out.

We are still holding off a bit on baby info. Yes, it is tough for those following our story to not get any details but it is even more difficult for us to not be able to share. I will say that things are going well, we love our visits and are even finding ourselves feeling a bit protective of our little one. We’re looking forward to talking to the doctor one more time, on Monday, to ask some final questions so we feel we have a good understanding of where our little one is at this point in life. Doug and I tend to be the kind of people who like to have all information possible in order to be best prepared for the future. We’re both fairly detailed oriented in our own way and like to feel secure in our comprehension of the information given. Our hesitancy in posting baby details has nothing to do with operations here, it is just how we tend to follow through with things. (Just ask our builder about the checklist he received and had to review with us before we signed our contract. It would make your eyes cross!)

Because this Blog is not password protected, we’re not sure if we will be posting pictures of the baby here right away. (Don’t worry friends and family members; YOU will know where to go to get pictures! If I have your email, you will have access!) I’ve purposely left this Blog open to the world so that those of you who will be traveling to Kostanai can learn about the city and experience before arriving. I know how much I craved and searched for information before leaving home and I wanted to give others a resource. However, please understand that I won’t be answering questions (posted on the Blog or via email) from readers wanting to know about the operations of the Delphin House and adoptions here in Kostanai. That information needs to come from your adoption agencies and coordinators. I don’t want to be seen as a source of information on these types of things. Rather, I hope that I am able to share what it is like to live in this beautiful city and our experiences here. Remember, no two visits are ever the same and all children are unique and special individuals.

I will say that our bumpy start has begun to smooth out and our process seems to be returning to normal. The Delphin House is a wonderful place and they care about their children deeply! (Click on the link to go to another blog with a great description.) The caregivers are truly amazing and are constantly interacting with the little ones with upbeat and positive attitudes. It is obvious that they want what is best for their kids and we feel lucky and privileged to be able to adopt a child from such a caring place.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susan  |  September 13, 2008 at 3:51 am

    i just did dishes in HOT WATER! That was so cool!!

    Glad you have internet and hot water now!!


    Joe arrives on Sunday. Maybe we can all get together before he leaves with Sean on Thursday?

  • 2. Joel  |  September 13, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Glad to hear things are going well…Melissa and I check each day. So, how have the people been handling Doug’s unique humor 🙂

  • 3. Colleen  |  September 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    thank you for allowing those of us in waiting to follow your journey, I hope that I too will be so kind when I finally arrive!
    Enjoy! Colleen, waiting for LOI


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