Day 11: Getting a Social Security Number

October 24, 2014 I’ve been making myself nervous to go to the social security office, fearing that they would give us a hard time, not understanding his status and his paperwork. I looked up what I would need on the social security website for a noncitizen, and whether he would be eligible, and when that…

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Day 3: Eating Donuts!

October 16, 2014 I’ve been talking about donuts for months now. I’m sure Efrem was getting tired of hearing about my detours to get a donut and coffee from District Donuts, but they are like pillows of heaven in your mouth—not too sweet and true to the labelled flavor. So naturally, once he got here…

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Days 2 through…: Cleaning House

October 15, 2014 -… I was pretty proud of the job I did cleaning and making space before Efrem got here. I turned my bed around and created two night stands, I moved furniture and cleared space to construct and fit an external closet rack for his clothes, I deep cleaned from top to bottom.…

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