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Coasting to the Bank   3 comments

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Setting up a bank account in new location isn’t the most fun chore, but hardly the most difficult.  One takes their money to a bank of their choosing, talks to a new accounts rep, executes a bunch of paperwork and voilà – you establish a savings and checking account.  You’re locked and ready to go, a stash of temporary checks (or cheques as spelled in Canadian English) in hand. Read the rest of this entry »


Suspended Animation   1 comment

Maybe I was too soon in pulling the trigger.

Six weeks after Paul’s layoff, my nerves were frazzled, though the well was not yet dry.  Our only consolation was that we had yet to hear from the INS.  A decision had to be made on vacating our lease. Read the rest of this entry »