Unfortunately, the picture didn't include all the paperwork that needs to be tackled. There's more current stuff, (from the last 5 years or so), on the other side of the study. It needs to be addressed, so the study can be fully organized and functional.
Several people, including The Hubster, have suggested ordering the birth certificates again. And while it might be easier in some ways to order them, I'm hoping I will have found the ones I'm looking for by the time the new ones would have arrived in the mail, anyway. Because I can't just go down to the courthouse and pick them up, since the girls weren't born here, it would take several weeks for them to make an appearance. I know we ordered a new birth certificate for Hopper a few years ago, and I'm sure to come across it in the newer stuff that still needs sorted. I still need to locate Scooters, but for the life of me I can't remember, if I ordered a new one for her then or not. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
While I was sorting through boxes this weekend, I realized the main reason I don't want to order the birth certificates is for totally self-serving purposes. If I order them, I won't have to finish the paperwork anytime soon. And I really, really, really need to get through this paperwork. It's been hanging over my head and weighing me down for far too long.
I actually came across paperwork from the bank account I had in high school!
Did I mention how long it's been holding me back??
Far. Too. Long. That's how long.
As a result of the hours I've been putting in on paperwork, I haven't been online much at all.
I've ignored my friends and family.
I've failed to return emails.
I've neglected my blog.
And unfortunately, I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future.
In the meantime, I will continue to update the sidebar with the shredables count.
I hope to be back to blogging daily, returning emails, and interacting with friends and family again within a week or two...
Definitely by Thanksgiving.
I am also hoping to be finished once and for all with paperwork, so all I need to do is maintain things.
Here's to hoping...