Thursday, November 20, 2008
When it rains it pours.....be careful what you pray for!!
If you remember this post from a few days ago, I am in the process of looking for a babysitter.
Well, I have a lot of people that have found great prospects for me...the nurse, at my school, gave me a name of lady in the neighborhood that babysits, and 2 people at my church left messages on my machine offering to help.
I've got a lot of responses from my add on Craig's List too. Some are too expensive ($75-$100 a day or over $200 a week), quite a few were on the other side of town (adding 40-50 minutes to my commute) and one is in the opposite direction from work. One lady even wrote her response entirely in Spanish...No ablo Espanol!
I've got three responses, so far, that are very promising though...I have one appointment this afternoon at 1 PM and another one tomorrow at 3 PM.
The first one was this morning at 9 AM. I met with "R" at her home. She has a 2 1/2 year old and grandma lives with her too. She really liked the fact that I was adopting. Her home is very nice and clean, is on the way to work (score), on a culd-a-sac (score), she has a play room, a nice yard, has excellent rates (score again), has a lot of experience with babies, gave me references and even let me tear up when I mentioned infertility (I hate it when I do that.).
The only problem is, we need someone that won't charge us when I am on school vacations. I teach at a year round school and along with summer break, 2 weeks off at Christmas and miscellaneous Monday holidays, I have 3 weeks off in March and 3 weeks off in November. I totally understand that this doesn't work for some people. She said she'd think about it, seemed very positive and said, "I'll e-mail you. We'll work something out. I really want to help you."
This would be a great situation for us. Pray that everything works out for the best.