We settled our differences with the IRS, basically they screwed us, threatened and I had to decide between visiting family in the future or paying them. The hurt I saw in my Mom's face this summer when I said I might not be able to come down was enough for me to pay the bastards. They still never paid Emilio or I any of the stimulus money everyone else received for 2007. Typical of why I am so glad to be in Canada.
I finally got through to the court and received some great advice. I am going into the settlement hearing with confidence next month. I also decided I can in fact do a phone conference saving me the 4 hour round trip drive and from taking off either job.
Emilio and I are preparing for fall and winter at the store. Hot Chocolate, Waffles, Panini and Soup will be added. The equipment is in and Emilio installed a exhaust system this week. He's been working on perfecting recipes.
I am feeling much better than last week. I've accepted the challenges before me will knock them off one at a time.
I spoke to Hunter earlier this week, he and his hubby will arrive in October. We're excited to have another successfull landing of a couple seperated by ignorance and bigotry in the US. Yesterday Silas stopped by the store to catch up, he and Willy are settling in nicely to Toronto. I was happy to find out he is an old movie buff just like me.
Also last week Gito and Juan and the ever adorable Fang and Trouble gave me a surprise visit during their road trip to Ottawa. So nice to see our friends from Windsor.
Onward, forward and the rest of the yadda yadda yadda.