I hope everyone is having beautiful weather and a wonderful day with family and friends! We will be going to my parents house at 1:00 for the best chocolate, great food, and I'm sure plenty of laughs!
We had a "light" Easter at home. Alex had a basket with some candy, a Blockbuster gift card, some Xbox Live points (don't ask, I don't get it either) and granola bars I stole out of the cupboard last night to take up space, LOL. Chase went empty handed...now don't feel bad. He can't eat the candy, he already has 4 or 5 stuffed bunnies and has a zillion toys....AND....I think he's getting a giant cobalt blue egg...
We put a deposit on a Toyota Sienna yesterday (it really does look like a sparkly cobalt blue egg!). (Insert Heather's HUGE smile here) We brought it home overnight Friday to really think about it. Took it back yesterday to talk about terms...and have to wait til tomorrow to see if they can get it down to the payment we are insisting on(thanks to a mega down payment made possible by all of our friends and family as well as perfect strangers, there is NO way we'd even be talking about this without any of you!). I never thought we'd find a Toyota, anywhere near our price range, within the miles and years to satisfy the states limits to be approved for the wheelchair modifications. IF we get it, after the paperwork goes through (that takes about a month) Main Mobility then ships it off to Michigan where it lives for 2 months while having it's floor lowered, a ramp added to the back, the 2nd and 3rd row seats ripped out, jump seats added to the second row and a place for Chase's wheelchair in between the jump seats ($17,000 of modifications). Now, one of the reasons we were sold on the Sienna...Side curtain air bags the entire length of the van. Alex will be much closer to the window in the jump seat so we feel MUCH better with this feature. It's going to be hard getting a van and then sending it away for 8 weeks...but so worth it in the end.
The day after tomorrow is the big day the Man from the State department, the Architect from UB and a representative from Early Intervention come to plan out the lift, stairs, door, landing etc. for the living room.
It seems like maybe some progress could be made this week. Keep your fingers crossed and say some prayers!
Have a wonderful Bunny day, don't get sick on chocolate!