Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yesterday was 18 months

Our application was put into the Canadian Immigration system on February 28th, 2006. I am very impatiently waiting for the permanent residency. I see people with less time than us getting theirs and I wonder why our little group are not getting our as fast.

The limbo is maddening. I even came down with hives the other night. Egads that sucked!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

U.S. Department of Justice

Today in the mail Emilio received a letter from the Department of Justice stating they must receive a brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals due on September 11th. We will of course comply.

Come on Canada, we need you!

Busy Weekend

We got a call from our friends that want to buy our house. They've tried since June to sell their home and haven't got any offers. They really love the house and we wanted them to have it so badly, but time is flying by. So this week we will be listing it. We're working hard this weekend getting the house ready for showing. I've been up since 5:15 am working. I know...I am crazy, it's just how I deal with stress. I wish I was one of those people that sleep stress away. I am the opposite. I get insomnia, make to do lists and work it away.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fighting until the end. My latest letter to the editor.

Doherty a state embarrassment

Sunday, August 19, 2007

New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Doherty is putting gay families in the bull's-eye again in a misguided attempt to win votes. Doherty says in regard to a recent Zogby poll supporting same-sex marriage in New Jersey, "Whether it's the Ocean Grove dispute or another poll, it's a constant agitation of society much like former President Bill Clinton's 'wag the dog' antics to keep the heat off of his personal indiscretions."

As I recall, Clinton was trying to kill Osama Bin Laden in what Doherty calls "wag the dog." I wonder if men like Doherty (who are so overly involved in other people's families) were not diverting all of the government's attention at the time, then 9/11 might have been avoided. Furthermore we might not be bogged down in the disastrous Iraq war that Doherty used to greatly support before it became unpopular.

I implore anyone who has a gay relative, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even acquaintances, to please stop voting for people like Doherty. He voted to stop gays from the legal right to make funeral arrangements for our loved ones. Is this the type of person you want representing your family? Some will say yes; I hope most say no.

I am neither Democrat nor Republican; I am a human being who wants to be treated equally by my state and country. Doherty will never support any right for my family. That makes him an embarrassment to every fair-minded New Jerseyan.

I wonder how much Doherty would like it if we got to vote on his marriage. Equality and civil rights are only agitating to those opposed to them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nothing new to report on the immigration front

Today is exactly 2 months since the follow up medical tests were received in Ottawa. I thought for sure we would get good PPR news on this Tuesday , but alas it's just another day of waiting.

Yesterday our friends Ping and Ron from California visited us for an over night stay. They are the friends whose wedding in Boston we went to last September. We had a the best time with them singing Karaoke and laughing at Ron's competitiveness including arm wrestling. Sorry Ron for beating you every time.

Last week John and Dennis had dinner with us and we laughed our asses off singing and dancing to B52s music. These times with our friends are the moments we will miss most. We're making sure they all visit us in Canada.

We're still hoping our friends sell their home so they can buy ours. Patience is a virtue for all of us, but I think it's running thin. We know it will all work out in due time.

This weekend Emilio received an extremely touching e-mail from a woman in a binational relationship that found us through our flicker photos and read the blog. We both were in tears reading their struggle and tried to give the best advice possible, which is get out of the U.S. as fast as possible. My biggest hope is this country stops the insanity of treating gay families so horribly.

Thank you to our blog friends who are moving or have moved to Canada. Your support is so helpful and going back into your archives is very comforting.