UPDATE: The motion is filed and the hearing to establish temporary orders has been set for Wednesday, September 20. Less than three weeks. (And I still have nine pounds to lose.) A private process server will be picking up the papers tomorrow and hopefully X will be served tomorrow. Whew. I better warn the kids to be ready for anything. The hearing to establish temporary orders is MAJOR. It's the biggest hurdle we have to clear in this whole thing. Less than three weeks away. Nerves are kicking in. I'm ready to puke now. Nine pounds should be a breeze considering how I feel at this moment.
There is a lady named Phyllis in Waco, Texas who is my favorite person on the planet today. I just got done telling her that and it seemed to really make her happy. I guess it's the little things, like doing your job, that bring people joy.
Laura: Hi Phone Answering Girl - is Mr. Attorney's Secretary there?
Phone Answering Girl: No - call back in five minutes - she's at the courthouse.
Laura: (five minutes later) Hi Phone Answering Girl - is Mr. Attorney's Secretary there?
Phone Answering Girl: No - not yet.
Laura: I'll call back in five more minutes.
Laura: (ten minutes later) Hi Phone Answering Girl - is Mr. Attorney's Secretary there?
Phyllis: This is Phyllis.
Laura: Hi Phyllis - it's Laura. Mr. Attorney said you would be putting together a form to email me....?
Phyllis: Oh, I won't be getting to that today. I work for two attorneys and one will be out on Friday so you know what I've been doing the past few days......
Laura: Umm.... sure, yes.... I used to work at Big Firm Down the Street, I really know how that can be. I'm so sorry to be bothering you... we sure are hoping to get this filed... the thing is that my husband leaves around nine in the morning.... do you think it might be ready by that time?
Phyllis: Oh, I don't think so - we don't get in until 8:30 here.
Laura: Ohh... well, okay. I'm so sorry to bother you about it... Mr. Attorney has just been dragging his feet for so long on this thing and.... well... maybe I'll just call in the morning around nine and see if you're almost done - my husband could leave a little later if you thought you could maybe...
Phyllis: Well, it's not really that long. I could probably get part of it done today and finish it in the morning. Maybe even all of it this afternoon.
Laura: Oh that would be so so nice Phyllis. You just don't know.
Phyllis: I'll do my best.
Thursday Morning at 9:00am
Laura: [signing on AOL to check email]
Phyllis: (very friendly tone) I just emailed the document to you.
Laura: Oh Phyllis! I was just signing on to check my email! You're so wonderful! Thank you thank you!!
A few phone calls exchanged regarding typos - Phyllis emails corrected document. Laura signs - Jeff takes to office to get notarized (the notary knows me!) and faxes documents.
Laura: Hi Phone Answering Girl - is Phyllis there? .... Hi Phyllis - did you get the fax?
Phyllis: Yes, I got the fax and have already made all the copies and will be taking this to the courthouse in a little while to file.
Laura: Phyllis, I'm so so happy - you're my favorite person on Earth today!! Thank you so much!!
Phyllis: Awww.... well that's so nice. :) (I could hear a smile in her voice)
I'll be calling Phyllis again this afternoon to find out the hearing date and make sure everything went okay with the filing. Apparently Mr. Attorney is extremely busy (or is he extremely forgetful?) and forgot to tell Phyllis that X will need to be served, so she had yet another document to put together with the filing.
Hopefully X will be served tomorrow.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This is a very good day. I need to knit. Or something. This morning I have been plying the Evening Sun singles that I spun last week so they'll be off the spindle and I can spin something else. I'm about half way through the plying and wow - I'm just awestruck with how pretty the plied yarn is coming out. What's fun is that it will look different when it's knit up too. This whole spinning thing is so cool. The stages of appearance.... dyed roving, singles, plied yarn, knit product. Every stage is a mystery when you're using variegated rovings like this. So fun and always interesting.
I'll probably do a tiny update to this post later this afternoon when I know the documents are filed.