Unless having my US Immigration Visa approved is interesting, of course. Now I’m stuck in Montreal for a few days until the Consulate gives me back my passport and paperwork. As has been pointed out, there are undoubtedly much worse places to be stuck, but when all one wants is to go home, it still feels stuck.

Once I receive my paperwork, I’ll drive back to Toronto (to return the rental car) and then fly home. As I cross the border, I’ll use my paperwork to register as a Permanent Resident; I’ll then receive my greencard and Social Security Number by mail within a few weeks.

As with any bureaucratic process, I spent most of the time waiting; I passed the time chatting with two couples going through the same application and sharing similar personal circumstances – sadly, I forgot to exchange contact info with them before we all went our separate ways. I even exchanged a few jokes with my interviewer – the interview started well when I congratulated him for correctly pronouncing my name over the intercom and it turned out he’s Polish/Ukranian and has a son named Luka.

Anyway, at the end of the day I’m just relieved that everything is approved and anxious to receive my documents and return home to my family!

2 Responses

  1. Hi! my name is Susan! I came across your page looking for a Border Collie/Brittany Spaniel mix for adoption.

    I am getting ready to graduate from college and wanted to know Where did you find your doggie? I found my same mix at the local pound…

    I am specifically looking for this kind of mix because my 14 year old dog is this mix! she is quite possibly the BEST dog and i would love to keep a legacy of this mix in my family! if you know where i can look for one please tell me!

    Ps all of your photos look so much like my Sandy! its wonderful to see that another mix of this sort is getting the same kind of love! they have so much personality and are so loving and SMART!

  2. Hi Susan!

    Sorry, I didn’t notice this comment! We got Oliver at our local shelter in Indianapolis, IN. He was with a sister, and they were just marked as border collie mixes – it was later on we figured due to his color that he was part brittany. However, there’s also reason to believe he is English Shepherd instead – there are lots of rescues for English Shepherds if you’re still looking to adopt :) Good luck!