We’ve been making good progress on our to-do list, but it’s been interesting – things that seem like they might be pretty easy have almost always included more steps than we thought they would.
Here’s what else we’ve checked off the list:
Finger Prints – I thought this would be like going to a post office really quick or something. Apparently there are actually only a few places that do this. I had to schedule an appointment and go to an H&R block in a strip mall in some neighborhood I was definitely not familiar with. But, the process itself only took about 5 minutes.
2 of 3 Online Trainings – We have 3 online trainings we have to do. Technically we don’t start training until April, but I’m knocking these out now. They sound really intense, but have actually been pretty easy.
Schedule a Fire Inspection – okay so technically the inspection is the item on the checklist, but scheduling it was sort of a challenge. I ended up going to the City Permit Office to finally get it scheduled. We also have to make sure our fire extinguisher is a certain weight, and then get it checked and tagged, before the inspection.
Fire Inspection – the fire marshal will come to our house and make sure the aforementioned fire extinguisher is all good, all the rooms have fire alarms, etc.
Start Training – we start our training in April, and will be attending classes at Depelchin every Tuesday and Thursday. The classes include CPR, discipline and more. We’ll also have homework, I’ve been told.
We also have several other small to-do items, like getting lock boxes for all of our medication and TB tests. You can see our full check list here if you are interested.