Getting Ready to Go!! 4 September 08Posted by turtlemom3 in ADI, PAALS, Service Dogs, Training.
I received several documents from PAALS yesterday. Instructions about getting ready to go and our schedule there! I will need to “bring any poop scoopers, ADL devices, and items that dog will regularly retrieve, educational tools (ADA cards), and anything else that will regularly be used with dogs (ball throwers, etc).” OOPS! Didn’t know about the ADA cards!! Will have to print out and laminate ASAP!!) On top of everything else, I have lost my camera, and will have to borrow my oldest son’s camera to take pictures of the process! And that schedule! Talk about grueling!
Planned schedule (which will change as needed with added sessions if required – YIKES!)
Sat 9/13 and 9/14 start at 2 and end at 5pm at (training location)
Mon-Fri (15th – 19th) 9:30-4:30
*9/15 Lunch provided at (training location) by PAALS
*9/16 Dinner together at (training location) provided by PAALS from 5-6pm
* 9/18 Meet the Clients Event 5-7pm at (another location)
9/20 Sat Meet out in town – Publix (large grocery store) in downtown Columbia Time TBD
Individual sessions as needed 2-5pm (training location)
9/21 Sun Meet at (training location) at 2pm and travel to (another location) by 2:45-5pm . . . across bridge from Publix.
Mon-Fri (22nd – 26th) 9:30-4:30
*9/25 Lunch with Advisory Board member and PAALS at (another location) in Columbia
*9/27 Lunch with PAALS after ADI test
We will be scrutinized at each session. I feel like I used to going to new clinical locations when I was a “basic” student nurse!
Please keep us in your prayers! We leave on Friday, 9/12, and return on Monday 9/29. We are taking a day to recover before driving back.
Looking at that schedule, you can see that even if I have wi-fi, I probably won’t have the time (or energy!) to post blogs. So look for a 2-week gap in there. In addition, I will be letting this blog lapse and have already started a NEW blog here on WordPress about Living With the Woof. I’ll probably blog one or two last posts here after returning, and give the link to the new blog site again.
I know I will need to let Woof become acclimated to us at home for about a week before introducing her to other people – a FEW at a time. I had hoped to have her with me when I go to the Greek Festival on Oct 4th with my Red Hat buddies, but this will not be possible this year. I’ll have to leave her with the Ol’ Curmudgeon and go. I’ve been looking forward to going to the annual Greek Festival at the Cathedral of the Annunciation for 2 years, and don’t want to miss it – again!
[NOTE: Waiting for the Woof ended 10/2/08. Living with the Woof picks up with the addition of Emmy to our lives! Please join us at: Living With the Woof for the ongoing saga of the Woof! Our adventures and our foibles will be chronicled there.]