Tuesday, October 09, 2007


That was her new word for Monday. Glad it wasn't "mad" or "sad" or "ambivalent". I swear every day she's picking up more and more words. Today was "all done" but said more like "ahh done." Then at bath time we got her to say her name. It is the cutest thing ever! It sounds a lot like "Ehh...doo" and sometimes she can get the "s" in it. If I can catch it on tape I will because, like I said, it is the cutest thing ever. And I know you wouldn't want to miss it.

Today was an eventful day: first thing this morning we went to the King County Superior Court to file the first part of our paperwork for Esther's readoption. (Sorry, Suzi, it's easier to do it here because of all the trips we will make getting the correct forms filed.) It's an interesting process and will take patience on my part. I had all my paperwork together that I thought we would need, but I was only able to file one document. Ugh! Oh, well, life's a learning process, right? We will try again on Thursday and hope to file at least one more piece of paper! It would have probably been much less stressful for a lawyer to do it, but we're cheap and I love a challenge. Actually, we've had great help from a lady in Port Townsend who has adopted many children of her own and is a expert in readoption.

When we got home from the court house there was an imposing red notice attached to our doorknob. It told me in not so pleasant terms that our power had been shut off from non-payment of bills. And low and behold, it didn't lie, we did indeed NOT have power. The only problem was, it wasn't our name on the notice. Apparently the former tenant had not bothered to tell the power company that she had moved and our manager had failed to notify them of the new tenants. I'm very good about keeping up on all our bills, but it's hard to pay one when you didn't know about it. So most of the day was spent in a very silent, very dim apartment today. Esther and I had fun when we brought out the candles. We pretended we were living in the days of yore when people actually interacted with each other. As you can probably surmise by me writing this post, we do indeed have power back on and all is forgiven by the power company.

Sorry for the length of this post, maybe lack of "technology" got to me more than I thought.

Enjoy these pictures of Esther lounging with her bottle in front of the fireplace:
And upside down with her head in my lap: