Monday, April 30, 2007

Referrals in the air?

It looks like families will be receiving their referrals soon. First off all, big congratulations to all the families who will be seeing their children's faces for the first time. I can only imagine how excited everyone is.

Now the rumoured cut off date is November 1, 2005. If this is the case, then that means 5 days worth of referrals. Better than two, but still. At least October will be done. Now I have a question. If the cut off is November 1, does that mean referrals for November 1 were made or is the last day of referrals October 31st? Just wondering.

I've also been doing some math. Currently, there are 342 families ahead of us at the agency. I don't know how to calculate as to what this will mean timewise. But 342 is something that I can work with. What I will do is as CCAA reaches the LID dates, I will remove them from my little Excel spreadsheet and watch the number go down. It may not be much, but at least it's something I can see and something that is concrete for me. With so much uncertainty as to what's going to happen, I know my spreadsheet will go down eventually.

15 comments:

Terri said...

Here's to hoping that your spreadsheet numbers go down fast!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Hopefully lots of referrals were covered in those 5 days! Here's hoping that the names fly off of your spreadsheet!!

Mark & Michelle said...

342 families - thanks for that - I can work with that too!!

You will have to share that list with me!!

Kathy and Joel said...

Dolores, when the cutoff is November 1st, it means that they have matched LIDs including November 1st. So, the CCAA really matched 6 days' worth. However, in past months, some people with LIDs on the last day of the cutoff, were skipped...so you never know.
Whatever the case may be, it means 6 fewer days to have to contend with, my friend. :)

Doris & Dan said...

It is wonderful. Also, I learnt, that you have to account for weekends.

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

We'll get there. Sometimes I feel like it will never happen, but it will.

Jill and Jaap said...

Yes, referrals are in the air...and have started to come in! YAY

Wicked Witch said...

That is weird that you know everyone ahead of you. I think our agency has thousands.

Stacy said...

That is great that you know how many are ahead of you!

It is an exciting time in blogville!

Roy and Lori said...

Hey guys!

Hopefully, this year will go by
fast and this time time year we
will all be close to getting our
little angels!

Take care,

Roy and Lori

Michael & Tammy said...

Okay I am totally down and depressed today regarding referrals. I was told toady that they matched 4 days worth this month - that is better than last month but it is still crazy. If they kept up the 4 days thing I would be waiting approx just under 6 more years before my group (272). I know it will happen I'm just feeling so down about when, I guess all we can do is keep praying that it will speed up!
Sorry to be such a downer today.

Anonymous said...

Spreadsheets? Math? I usually just plug my ears and cross my fingers. :-)

Hang in there, girl, we're with you!

Janet T.

Roy and Lori said...

Hey Guys!

Just stopped by to say hello!
Enjoy your night!

Steffie B. said...

I just realized that I have been missing your blog....when I changed over I lost some....duh! So happy to have found you again!

Anonymous said...

Soon you will look back and this wait will be behind you and nothing but wonderful new beginnings with you babe will be in front ....
Honest, it will happen sooner then you think ....
Hang in There ....
Andrea
http://www.ladybugjournals.blogspot.com