So here's the e-mail I got today from the social worker......
I spoke with (the supervisor) and she is willing to sign off on the safety audit with the following provisions:
I visit with you at your home and allow you to show me that
1. Your gun is stored, in an inoperable condition, in a locked area inaccessible to children.
2. Ammunition is stored in a locked area away from the gun.
3. I can confidently document that you have an appropriate gun safety plan in mind for when your child is placed with you.
4. You are committed to reviewing that plan as your child grows and develops over time.
I'm so excited that she's going to "allow me" to show her these things. Uhh..yeah. That's called sarcasm.
This is the same thing my first SW did. You remember, the one with common sense. Why couldn't we have just handled this during the home visit without all the extra unnecessary commentary and opinions from you, Ms SW? Now you've got to make another trip to my house... which I don't appreciate.
But guess what.... my gun will NEVER be inoperable. I'm assuming that she means unloaded. And the ammunition stored in a separate locked place is just the most ignorant thing I've ever heard. Whatever. I'll play your stupid little game for the 15 minutes you'll be here.
I'm not real happy with the choice of words either. The supervisor is "willing to sign off"? Really? I hate that these people think they can come into MY HOME and tell me how things should be. And now I have to instill confidence in the SW about my appropriate gun safety plan? I'm not going over it again. If she didn't take notes the first time, then she's shit out of luck.
And how dare she use the word "committed" to me? Do you people think I'd let you continue to put me through this bullshit if I wasn't committed to this child? Do you think I'd still be in this 2 years later? And hanging on for another year or two until she actually gets here? Kiss my ass, lady. Seriously.....
Yep... I'm still not over it. I think it might be a Friday night happy hour for me tomorrow. I see a jumbo size margarita with an extra shot of tequila in my future.....