I just filled up my Paid Family Leave form (ED 2501F) through the state. It is a Three-page form. First page being the Claimant’s information, Second page contains the nature of the claim: Is it for Bonding or Taking Care of a Family Member?, and the last page is the Physician Certification that your Doctor needs to complete. My HR Representative said I can file my claim online. This is a two way process. You have to complete yours and then ask the Doctor to do her/his part. I didn’t feel good about asking my son’s Pediatrician to do all the signing in online so I chose on requesting a form since ONLY hard copy is accepted by the office. (Please remember: Forms are NOT available for download. There are those websites offering PDF file. That form is NO BUENO.) To my dismay, the delivery of the form takes 4-6 weeks! Ridiculous, don’t you think? So, I made a decision on driving out to Murrieta as the rain pours down just to get the forms I need. It took me two hours because of the heavy traffic, but it is done so I do not see any reason to complain.

.

That’s basically what I did today aside from waiting for my new washer to be delivered and mounted. That thing is just way too heavy to carry up to the second floor. Rolly and I did it two years ago and it almost broke our backs. I didn’t realize the tub weighs like a ton. Well, that is over reacting. But really, that thing is a heavy load. I will be doing a lot of laundry for the rest of my Leave. Yay! At least I will have time folding clothes so they don’t get dumped on Elijah’s room. I should take a picture of that ned sometime… the pile of clothes is sometimes enormous. It is a mortifying sight!

.