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#1 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:58 AM

After spending 4+ hours at the consulate in Montreal this morning, I finally got my permanent resident visa approved!!! :woohoo:

It was a looooong day after a long process... Some people were taking up to an hour with their meeting... Made me kinda nervous... :undecided: When I finally got my chance to go up there, I was all done in 5 minutes with hardly any questioning. Maybe mentioning that we had met one another at Vibes helped speed me thru? :funny1:

Made friends with a really cool couple who reside in Sherbrooke QC (him) and Wilmington VT (her) as well - it was good to have some friendly folks to pass the hours with. We had some good chats and they gave me a big congratulatory hug once I was done with the interview! :mrgreen:

So, now I get to see my ever-luvin' soulmate on Boxing Day - can't wait to roll up the driveway and throw myself into his arms!!! :heart: :ura1:

#2 gram-man

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:01 AM

Welcome to 'merica!

#3 Tim the Beek

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:01 AM

:dance::dance::clapping::dance::dance:

#4 gregoir

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:02 AM

:smile:

#5 nikkiblue

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:32 AM

Finally!!!! Welcome Home! :heart:

#6 sarah b.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:41 AM

Congratulations!

#7 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:46 AM

Awesome!

#8 deadheadskier

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:49 AM

:jamguy:

#9 DancingBearly

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:41 AM

Yay!! :smile:

#10 In A Silent Way

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

Welcome to the good ol' USA! :heart:


Protip: we don't observe Boxing Day.

#11 insolent cur

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:55 AM

:clapping:

#12 nancykind

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:23 PM

great news Lola!! :heart:

#13 Joker

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

Grats :clapping:

#14 Tim the Beek

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

Made friends with a really cool couple who reside in Sherbrooke QC (him) and Wilmington VT (her) as well...


Hold the phone!!! TEO found herself a Canadian Cabana Boy? Way to go Xena! :funny1:

And congrats again LL!

#15 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

I thought the same thing, Tim! :funny1:

Thanks all! I am so excited to now have the ability to start making our life together... And am looking forward to being closer to all the folks in this wunnerful community! :heart: :mrgreen: :heart:

#16 Terrapin Station

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

Congrats Lola. :rose:

Welcome to the land of 99% . :funny1:

#17 moed_over

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Awesome!!

#18 shadeelady

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:40 PM

Yay!! :ura1:

Congratulations!!!! :heart:

#19 TEO

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Hold the phone!!! TEO found herself a Canadian Cabana Boy? Way to go Xena! :funny1:

And congrats again LL!


Someone else is living my dream! I hope it is making them as happy as I have always imagined. :smile:


Congratulations Lazy Lightening!!!

Note: Wilmington is about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes from North Hampton.

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#20 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

We'll be visiting VT to be sure - we like to travel and share adventures - and ski! OMG, I can't wait to ski on a real mountain this year!!! :crazy:

#21 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

BTW... Thank you all for your endless encouragement and patience as I worked my way thru this process... I know I was up and down and all around sometimes! :headspin: :lol: Onwards and upwards, yay!!! :clapping:

#22 TEO

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

Oooo, I live about 7 miles from Mt Snow. Hope to see you both in my living room in front of the fireplace.

#23 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:39 PM

That's a date! :ura1:

#24 jme

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:44 PM

:Phishfolk:

congrats!!!!

#25 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Congratulations!

#26 Tim the Beek

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:46 PM

There's a fun festival Memorial Day weekend about half an hour from your new town!

#27 Karen

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Huzzah!!!
:boogie:
What wonderful news :heart:

Can't wait to see you both for a super fun celebratory visit in the good old USA :)

#28 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

There's a fun festival Memorial Day weekend about half an hour from your new town!


We are aiming to be at that one - and many more to come! :mrgreen:

#29 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

Huzzah!!!
:boogie:
What wonderful news :heart:

Can't wait to see you both for a super fun celebratory visit in the good old USA :)


Yes - in the immortal Vibes words-to-live-by: soon! :funny1:

No, this time it will actually *be* soon! :ura1:

#30 Jersey Thug

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:37 PM

:jump::jump::jump:
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congratulations Lola! can't wait for warmer weather and funtimes :jump:

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:22 AM

Lola, I've never offered the oppotuniy before. I am extending an offer for you to rank your new 50 states in order, and It will count as my first rankings for 2012.

oh and Lola and Tyler, welcome!

#32 Jambear

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:39 AM

Welcome to the Red White and Blue.

RMB NYE Stowe Vt.....ski...party....ski...party...cool.:wink:

#33 PieDoh

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:23 AM

Congrats!


Welcome to Merida!


You're gonna be a great merkin.....:lmao:

#34 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:43 PM

Lola, I've never offered the oppotuniy before. I am extending an offer for you to rank your new 50 states in order, and It will count as my first rankings for 2012.

oh and Lola and Tyler, welcome!


Oh! That'd be awesome! I am honoured! :mrgreen:

Shall I just PM my list to you and you can post it in the new year?

Thanks for the welcome! :jump:

#35 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the welcome, all!!! :ura1:

Ski party RMB NYE?! :shocked: Whoa, we really *are* landing in the right part of the world!!! :dance:

Might have to sit this one out since I don't have anyone in the region to watch Pogo yet (and she might be a little stressed with the moving, I wouldn't want to add to that) but that sounds AMAZING!!!

So happy that we'll have the opportunity to join in all the fun events and gatherings that get posted here starting in 2012!!! :v:

#36 Royal

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:29 AM

Lola,

Sure just PM me and I'll post it in the new year. I know you're busy so there's no rush.

Oh and once again welcome to America.

#37 Erinisme

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:45 PM

yay!!!!!! :heart: :jump:

#38 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:33 AM

Cool, Royal - I will do that! :)

Thanks again to everyone for all your love and welcomes!!! :heart: :mrgreen: :heart:

#39 TheDHJ

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:43 AM

:heart::heart::heart::heart::smile:

#40 Mind Left Body

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:43 AM

Congrats!! :smile:

#41 KittyRocks

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

congrats, so cool! :Phishfolk:

i may have missed it but did you mention where about in the US you are moving to?

#42 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

We'll be in the Northampton area - so stoked! We both love that region so much, and that town in particular! :mrgreen:

#43 sums

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:16 PM

congrats lola :)

my husband has been a resident alien for over 20 years. he just now is renewing his card (which he let expire :rolleyes: ) and it's something ridiculous like $450 bucks plus he has to go to portland for a biometric scan :shocked: so... start saving up for your renewal now because now i think it's like 9 or 10 years instead of the 18 he had with his first card.

good news: you never lose your resident alien status even if your card does expire... which was good news for us because he let his passport expire too. which i will not comment on. :coffee:

#44 jnjn

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:26 PM

what wonderful news! congrats lola!!

#45 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:12 AM

Keep papers up to date - natch! :thumbup:

I have a one year conditional and then it will be a permanent status. I intend to get my citizenship later on, byut that takes five years of permanent residency.

Stuff's pretty much all packed and ready for the movers tomorrow, and I picked up my visa today - getting exciting, altho I don't really have the time to slow down and experience that yet! :lol:

Tomorrow afternoon - a much deserved session at the spa with the Nekkid Ladies! :mrgreen:

#46 wheels

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:43 AM

There is nothing quite like a Christmas in Manhattan. Come on down...there's room!:v:
http://www.rockefellercenter.com/
Phish will be in town too...just sayin':V:

#47 cj

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

the timing of this is nice, this is the best christmas present ever! :clapping:

i hope you get to savour some of the excitement during your spa session.


and i hope that your move goes as smooth as buttah. :jamguy:

#48 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

Thanks! I think it is auspicious timing as well - new year, new move, all sorts of newness!

Got about 4 hours sleep, hoping I can crash out at a friend's place for a few hours in the afternoon. Then spa-aaaaaahhhh...

No Phishy for me this year unfortunately. We were hoping to make it to a friend's wedding in FLA, but I don't think that is gonna happen now, having a chill NYE with my man and my dog by the fireplace sounds just about right, tho! :)

#49 foo

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:08 PM

Congrats! If you ever come south..... (don't feel bad if you don't, no one ever comes south!) :funny1:

#50 nancykind

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

congrats lola :)

my husband has been a resident alien for over 20 years. he just now is renewing his card (which he let expire :rolleyes: ) and it's something ridiculous like $450 bucks plus he has to go to portland for a biometric scan :shocked: so... start saving up for your renewal now because now i think it's like 9 or 10 years instead of the 18 he had with his first card.

good news: you never lose your resident alien status even if your card does expire... which was good news for us because he let his passport expire too. which i will not comment on. :coffee:


you made me go look at my alien card, there's no expiration date on mine. whew!! :tongue1: is his a temporary resident or permanent?