OK, everyone was right. We really didn't need to stress today's home visit. M showed up, we gave her a tour of the house (it was pretty quick...our house isn't that big), and then settled down out on the deck (cooler than the interior of said house) for a chat about how things were going in the adoption process.
Not a white glove in sight.
I didn't even turn on the lights in the laundry room to display my well-mopped floor.
Instead, we ran down the remaining paperwork and committed to having a final meeting to hand everything over for her review in 3 weeks.
It feels good to have a finish line for Phase 1 in sight.
Plus we got a nice clean house out of the deal...except for the two baskets of laundry that were artfully obscured on the far side of the bed, but who's counting?
All in all, a good day.