Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Still a Wall Flower

The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before September 30, 2005.
The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before June 15, 2005.

As luck or the evil powers that be would have it our paperwork landed in Beijing June 16th, 2005. Yes, we missed the big dance yet again. We are destined to sit in the bleachers sneaking spiked punch and picking cocktail weenies out of our teeth one more month.

I decided this morning after hearing the news that instead of driving by this place and simply throwing wads of cash at the front door like usual, I would stop off and enjoy the smell of fresh mulch. Apparently our contractor thought we might want to re-use the corroded old door handle on one of the new doors in the addition. Aucontraire, mon fraire.

See the new addition? Nifty eh?

No no, old corroded door handles simply will not do for the playroom addition that cannot get too precious. (If I can't bring home a precious baby, well then bricks and mortar will have to do even though they won't fit nicely in the baby bjorn.)

Besides, in for a penny in for a pound with this project. Although, it's more like in for a penny in for a crispy new Andrew Jackson. But who is counting? Really, who is counting? I've lost track and can't count that high.

Serious retail damage will only do in times like these. We are now the proud new owners of Venetian Bronze levered door handles with matching dead bolts (sold seperately of course) for the two doors. No high shine brass for this family of cul-de-sac'ers no sir, hand rubbed venetian bronze. Don't be fooled, venetian means made in China these days. This is ironic because it is the only thing I will be getting from China this week.

Oh, the picture hardly does this little beauty justice. You will have to stop on by next week when they are installed. Maybe I will take my picture next to them, drooling. I love them that much.

In conclusion to today's post I must question will Ava ever get the chubby cheeked wrinkly armpitted little sister of her dreams? Will her mother ever find Pottery Barnesque Venetian Bronzed drapery rods to match the new levered doors but at a discount?

Stay tuned. More later.


Colleen said...

Oh no. I had no idea you missed the cut-off by one day. I wish I had something poetic to say. All I can think of is sigh and groan.

AND, the flipside is that this time next month I will be checking in to see her picture on your blog!

So sorry, Perrin. Really I am.

Lisa~~ said...

I'm sorry, that one day miss really stinks!! Just think though, you are so next!!!

The addition looks great, love home pics.

Ava Baby said...

Wow, how disappointing for you- actually, the cutoff of the 15th was disappointing for many of us. Glad you've been able to keep a sense of humor. Look forward to seeing your referral photos next month.
LID 9/26

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh crap Perrin, I'm so sorry. One day off... Harsh!!!

Michelle said...

"This is ironic because it is the only thing I will be getting from China this week." Ha Ha! That's funny! At least you still have your sense of humor! I'm sorry about the referrels. That sucks. It must be hard to wait when you are so close. Hang in there!

Stephanie V said...

So! You and me, pool side at the White Swan in AUGUST?

August? Ugh. I guess sweaters will not need to be packed.

kikalee said...

One freaking day! Ugh. So sorry, Perrin. The addition looks fab!

Dee said...

I'm so sorry about the referral cut-off.

Kristin said...


You are totally matched... the damn CCAA know who your daughter is... she'll be here in paper form next month... lalalalala... yea!!

Also, the room looks great!

Lee-Anne said...

Great post Perrin, I'm always up for a squiz at other people's messy renovations!!! THANK GOD WE'RE FINALLY FINIHSED!!!

Just checkin out your "laundry" photos as well - think you need a bigger basket!!! Specially for 2 pilots!!!

Bummer that you missed this lot of allocations. Can't wait to see ladybug no.2 next month! At least these some consolation - you'll DEFINITELY be in next month!

Hang in there!