Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cruisin' and other interesting things.

So we are going on a cruise!! January 5th we are leaving on Carnival's Fascination from Jacksonville and going to Key West and Nassau Bahamas!! I am so excited!! One last hoorah before we get a baby.

In other news, we had our first meeting with our home study agency yesterday. It was pretty basic, the social worker asked us some questions and gave us all 4000 pieces of paper work to fill out. Now we have to get started on the paper work and then we will have either 1 more meeting in the home or one more in the office and then the one in the home, depending on what our other agency wants. So this might go quicker than we thought.

And, on the way home, we ran into a deer on the highway. Stupid thing came out of nowhere. Totally tore up the front of my car, broke my light and dented the rear driver side door. :( It is in the shop as we speak, and it is going to cost us $500 in a deductible and then our rate will most likely go up. I hate deer!

Monday, October 20, 2008

PPL pwer line project

So "they" are trying to get a huge power line run straight through my community. It is to transfer power from west of here to out of state, it is being proposed by a company who doesn't even supply power to our town, so we would see zero benefit from it. "They" say that there is no choice and that if it isn't done there will be rolling blackouts and loss of power by 2013 in D.C., Long Island and other places on the east coast.

Above is a picture of the proposal. The blue line is the projected path, the red blob is my house. It will be so close!!

There are already power lines there, but these will be more than twice as high and wider also. The current lines only have 150 ft of right of way currently, but they will need 200 feet, so some people's property will be cut into. We live in a rural area in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Right now when I look out my window I see mountains, but if this goes through I will see power lines. It is going to affect my house value, it may affect my health and the health of my child I am adopting, it will affect the environment and the animals, and it will also cut through a national park! I just want to cry about it!

Here is am article that explains it all.

There have been meetings and the HOA is fighting it. So are our state representative and our congressman, and there is a meeting with Arlen Spector our senior senator today about it but I don't know which side he is on yet.

I really hope this doesn't go through. They have submitted the proposal to the Public Utility Commission and we are hoping it won't be approved. If anyone wants to help me by writing a letter to them, let me know and I will get the website. It might be our only chance to save Saw Creek.

Friday, October 17, 2008


So we finally got our first home study appointment. It is an office visit, not a home visit. It's scheduled for October 29th at 11 am. We finally called them because it's been 2 weeks since we mailed the application. Well the girl was like oh I hadn't gotten around to calling you yet. Hello? Do you realize we are sitting here on pins and needles waiting for your call, and you just hadn't gotten around to it?? Ugh!

Friday, October 3, 2008

We sent it in!

Today I finally went to the post office and we mailed in our home study application. So now we just wait for them to call us and make an appointment. :D