December, Christmas, many children to include foster child equaled no way to afford them at that time. We hoped that we would complete our case before the next fire inspection.
We received a letter in the mail telling us that we were going to have a fire inspection in 5 days. It was early. I didn't even get my fire extinguisher reinspected because it hasn't expired yet.
We went out and purchased 8 new fire alarms. Those interconnected fire alarms are not cheap, we spent close to $400 on them and will not get reimbursed.
I took most of the old alarms down and gave them to a friend who had none in her home. There is one area in the upstairs hallway where I keep our collection.
1. Original wired fire alarms. We were told we had to have battery operated.
2. Battery operated alarms.
3. Carbon monoxide detector we had to have as we failed a fire inspection for not having it.
4. New interconnected fire alarm.
We had a heck of a time getting them synced. We failed the inspection but were told that once we got them synced she would come back to check them. We have 90 days to make corrections when we fail an inspection. If we do not make corrections in that time our license is revoked.
I finally got them to talk together and let DSS know. Last night I was told that she would be back on the morning of June 10th. Well, I won't be here, we have TPR court date that morning. Hopefully my moms caretaker can be here for that or they will need to reschedule again.
From what I understand our state has a shortage of foster parents. One big issue is window size. On July 1st the rules are supposed to change. Foster homes will either need window size, interconnected fire alarms or sprinkler systems. We meet the window sizes and had thought of letting the fire inspection ride until July 1st (within the 90 day limit). However, we decided that we didn't want anything to impede our possible adoption of Little Man.
I am curious, any other states making these changes?