The news really isn't all that much. Still no reaccreditation. Bummer. But, we did hear from a reliable source that Reaccreds are in the works. We are not waiting for some magic date anymore. Evidently the MOE is working on 1/2 of the remaining 28 agencies. We don't know if they are waiting for ALL the agencies to have their paperwork in or what. We do know that our agency is evidently in the first group. "We don't know where, we don't know when, but something good may be happening." This all sounds very positive.
I did finish the boy's room! I hung his quilt, and the cross from Great Uncle Tom and Great Aunt Jan. I also hung one of my hockey sticks above the window. Of course it is just up there with "fun-tack" at the moment and will probably come crashing down in the middle of the night. The last p
art of his room will be to get some containers to put his clothes away into his closet. Of course most of the clothes we have are too small for him now. Oh well, just gives me an
excuse to go shopping. Here are some photos of his room.
In other news... Derek is getting (what I call) a promotion!!! This is a huge answer to a prayer. For the past 2 years he has been a straight commission sales person. This means no guaranteed salary, no taxes taken from his pay and he has to pay all his own office expenses. I am here to tell you this is a rough life to live. There is the potential to make large sums of money, but we are not one of those fortunate families. The promotion is to a salaried position!! The base salary is low, but he then will get a % of the earnings of the commissioned sales people. He no longer will have to pay office expenses, taxes will be taken out, he gets a 401k match and the best part... 20 days paid vacation!!!!!! Paid vacation... that is like music to my ears. In his current position he can work as much or as little as he wanted, but if he didn't work there was less likely a chance of him getting paid. He is most excited about the structured work hours. No more late nights. His boss also said that if he is able to work from Russia he won't need to use his vacation time while we are away. Of course work depends on the reliability of internet access while in Siberia. Again, all very positive.
So life is fairly good in our house. Derek's sister, BIL and niece come for Christmas on the 20th, I have my last Dr.'s appointment on the 21st (I plan to get cleared to play hockey again) and Derek's other sister will probably arrive near the end of next week. Busy times, but fun!