Well, this morning Matt got a phone call from our lawyer Kevin. Kevin said that he was so disappointed to see the motion to appeal on his desk because he has a bottle of champagne that he bought and is saving to drink when this is all done. He was hoping to open that up tonight. I thought that was a pretty sweet sentiment from him. We have such a bottle of champagne too. It's pink.
So we have ten days to file our response. This is basically just a chance for us to make our arguments one last time. I THINK (think being the operative word, our lawyer was in court this morning and will talk to us later today to go over details) that after our response is filed the supreme court of Kansas looks over the arguments and then decides if they are going to hear the case or not. How long they have to do that and the steps that are taken from there are things I'm not entirely sure of so will not speak to right now.
We are mostly sad because there was such a clear view of finish line at the end of the process and now we are back into it for at least a little while longer. We hadn't really settled into winning the last appeal because as long as someone is trying to take your daughter you will not relax. We had just hoped this would be it. Wavybel turns two in June and I so badly want to be finished by then. Now I don't know if that is possible or not. The other hard thing is of course now more legal costs. I am trying very hard not to be furious that we are paying so much while they are paying nothing.
We will post more of the details later. Right now we are just going to try to shake off the weariness and disappointment. And eat thai food. Because that always helps.