Saturday, May 03, 2008

Saturday Morning and the Sun Is Shining

Hey bidder bidder bidder...80dollardoIhear80dollar?...Sold! SOLD! to the lady in brown. Yes! Just what I always wanted. A 50 year old Hammond organ. Just think! I can teach myself to play and we can have a Christmas sing-a-long. The kids will love it! Right? that was not my best auction purchase and now I have to try and sell it at a garage sale and the boys veins just about pop out of their necks every time they have to move it. I promise that I won't bid on anything today that weighs more than I can comfortably all by myself.

John and his mom and myself are heading off to auction wonderland this morning. Angela and Isobel are off to Montgomery Place garage sale wonderland. Why? Why do they have to be on the same day? Oh the tragedy! Anyway...I have opted to attend the auction. I wouldn't want John to come home with anything silly would I? Hehehe!

My Bureaucratic Fiasco Update

Just a little update on the Permanent Resident Card/American Passport/Social Security Number fiasco: I have been promised that I don't need the Permanent Resident Card to get back into Canada by car. After a tearful conversation with Immigration Canada, the phone attendant even offered to fax or e-mail me the data so I could read it with my own eyes. I do not need a passport to get into the United States by car until June 1, 2009. To make a long story short, I will continue trying to get all of the above simply because I cannot fly anywhere outside Canada until I have a passport and Permanent Resident Card. Step one: Social Security Number. The fellow I talked to in the Minot office says that I can apply for that at the consulate in Calgary. I sure hope so because if I can't I will have to go to Minot. I need to have documentation for every year that I have resided in Canada to prove that I have resided here. The fellow I talked to says that report cards, health info etc. would be fine. I am going to check to see if I can get documentation to prove that I worked at City Hospital for 29 years. That would document 29 of the 40 years I have been here. I can prove 6 more years with report cards so that leaves 5 more years to account for. Maybe the birth certificates of my kids would prove 4 more years which leaves me only 1 year to account for. That would be the year that I got married so the whole thing is not totally impossible. Anyway...the pressure is off for the time being and I can work at this on a more casual basis.


Fluffy said...

Well, I think you need a harp to go with that organ.
I don't what's with this computer. I should have gone over to my daughter's house to use hers. If I can't fix it here, I'll try when I get home.

Margaret said...

I am so glad that you are not so panicked in getting your documents together. After all, it's not as if you don't have enough to worry about right now.
As for the Hammond organ, maybe you should buy a guitar. LOL

Eve said...

I understand everything you are saying about the organ. I used to have a piano (I didn't even buy it - it was given to me) that weighed about half a ton. When we left Twin Falls my husband refused to move it again, so I had to give it away.

I hope everything works out for you on your travel documents. I find it difficult to trust government regulations or government workers. I'd be in a panic,too.