Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Numbers

  • Months spent in Southern California: 7.5
  • Miles on our year-old car when we bought it: 6,000
  • Miles we've driven on our year-old car: 7000
  • US$ amount lost on the sale of our car: not telling
  • GBP amount lost on the sale of our car: considerably less owing to more favourable exchange rate at purchase
  • Amount made on sale of random goods on Craigslist and at yard sale: approx $700. Guess people are buying second hand goods these days. But not clothes, even some of our stuff that's in really good condition, strangely.
  • Trips outside the Californias: 1 (and that last week, to Colorado for a conference. Brr.)
  • Trips within the Californias: 6 - 4 in SoCal and 2 in Baja.
  • Useless OPK sticks: many, many.
  • OPK sticks that actually worked: about 6
  • Useless pregnancy tests: about 4
  • Progesterone supplement tablets left over: about 30 i.e. a month's supply
  • Months spent trying to get pregnant: 6
  • Months spent NOT trying to get pregnant: 1
  • Days till I leave work: 2
  • Papers written since I have been here: approximately 5
  • Grant proposals written since I have been here: approximately 3
  • Days till we leave SoCal: 3
  • Days till we leave NoCal where we are stopping over: 7
  • Adoption agencies contacted: approx 20
  • Adoption agencies in the US who have replied to us to say they cannot work with us: approx 8
  • Adoption agencies in the US who have not replied to us: approx 10
  • Adoption agencies in the US who have replied to say they CAN work with us: 2
  • Number of these that are in California: 0
  • Social workers who have said they can do our US home study in the UK: 1 (and that's the only one I contacted)
  • Adoption agencies in the UK who have said that they can work with us: 1 (the non-UK work is parcelled out geographically so it's not too surprising that there is only one)
  • High today in SoCal: 18C (low 12C)
  • High today in NW England: 13C (low 4C)
  • Approximate winter low in SoCal: 4C
  • Number of radiators in our house in SoCal: 0
  • Number of radiators in our house in NW England: er, 10?
  • Approximate thickness of walls in our house in SoCal: 0.02mm
  • Approximate thickness of walls in our house in NW England: 1m

2 comments:

nutsinmay said...

Good luck, good luck, and welcome back to the chilly damp hinterlands this side of the Pond

hairyfarmerfamily said...

It's not too bad here currently. I'm telling the weather to Sort Its Bloody Self Out ready for your arrival.

Interesting list!