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You Know It When You See It

on December 8, 2011

I can’t let the first full day of this blog go by without putting some sort of post up here.  Is the phrase “fair and balanced”?  Or is that something else?  Anyway, Rebecca has certainly made a lot of good general points about who we are, what we are trying to accomplish and some of the parameters we have placed on our adoption search.  She’s always great at that – this is certainly no exception.  I just wanted to get a little of my local flavor in here as well.


If you know me, it’s no secret that I am an, um, enthusiast when it comes to record collecting.  The overall collection constantly is finding new additions – those titles you expected to add to the shelves and those that you see with no premeditation and just know that they need to come along for the ride.  As any seasoned record nerd will tell you, this bug can bite you anywhere at any time.  It can be at the friendly neighborhood mom ‘n’ pop independently owned record store over a new copy of something that you just never realized you need.  It can also be at that local used book store that happens to carry a scattershot assembly of used vinyl where truly no day’s offerings are the same as the prior day’s.  Despite your best laid plans the whims and chemistry of the day can help guide you in a direction that you never expected.


This is pretty much the same set of “guidelines” we are using in deciding on who will ultimately come into our live and forever family.  From what we have been able to tell so far, the foster system is full of all sorts of amazing kids. So many great options to explore!  Ultimately, though, we will be narrowed down to those kids whose case workers feel we offer a good match.  From there?  Well, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if my first post on here didn’t touch on records and the law in some sort of nerdy fashion, so here – ultimately with us and the kid(s) that come into this house to stay it’s going to be a you know it when you see it sort of situation.  No, I’m not talking the Justice Stewart variety here.  I’m talking more of the thumbing through the “new arrivals” section of a record store and seeing that one LP that you weren’t thinking of when you walked in the store but you instantly know that you will be taking home with you.  For me, this first happened when Rebecca pointed out the profile of a young lady in Oklahoma named Amanda around thirteen or so months ago.  That was the moment when I knew that this was the right path for us to take at this particular time.  Now, Amanda is presumptively off in an awesome forever home continuing to rack up geography bee medals.  It also happened for me last week when we found a rad youngster in Alabama about whom we have further inquiries.  Will this be a situation where both Rebecca and I agree?  We’ll see!  I guess that’s part of the exciting side of this whole situation and seeing just how the dice will tumble.


Now back to this new Endless Boogie LP…

2 Responses to “You Know It When You See It”

  1. Minita says:

    I didn’t know you were adopting. Wow! What an adventure. Good luck. And in some way – thank you. Am sure in a few years, I’ll be here too. So I’ll be reading this blog to figure out this journey with you.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Thanks, Minita! We’re finding that the process has some unique challenges, but none that are insurmountable. It’s good preparation for parenthood, I’m sure. 🙂

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