Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
I have changed my approach. Instead of finishing my paperwork and waiting for some news, I now finish my paperwork and then call people in the hope that it will keep the process moving. I am still in the testing phase of this new strategy. Last week I realized that our case worker was going to Russia for two weeks. Well, she had to approve our dossier part 1 paperwork before we could get it notarized and, after persistent calling round one, I discovered that she would not be in her office at all on Friday. I took Thursday afternoon, trusted my students into the capable hands of my aides, and worked like a crazy woman to get all of our paperwork done before the end of the work day. Thanks to their fabulous help, I got all the paperwork done and faxed in time. Of course I called as soon as I faxed everything, but I got voicemail. I called as soon as the kids went home and found out that our paperwork was perfect! But (does there always have to be a but) they were missing our home study provider's license. They won't mail us the packet with their end of the dossier until they get the license. I gave them a few days to communicate and I tried my calling strategy again today. I took my sticky note full of phone numbers to the teacher's lounge and started with the home study provider. They have already sent a copy of the license to the Tulsa office. Next, I called the Tulsa office only to get voicemail. Later in the day I get a curious message from the secretary saying the license had been received. I'm still not sure where. I tried calling the Dallas office before I went home and found out that they have requested the license from Tulsa and it should be coming. JJ thinks I should call on Thursday, but I will probably hold out until Friday morning. I guess I've become the nagging widow from Jesus' parable, but if they don't forget me because I'm a little annoying it will be worth it.