Friday, July 04, 2008
Happy 4th of July everyone.
It's been a weird week here in New York. Our green cards arrived on Monday which wasn't totally unexpected as we'd been waiting so long but at the same time they came out of the blue.
It really caught me by surprise how it affected me, I didn't think it was going to be that big a deal, but when they arrived in the mail it finally hit me, I'm a "permanent resident of the USA"……. I've never wanted to throw my things into a bag and catch the first plane home so badly :(
Although we probably wont be staying any longer than we planned (can you believe it's almost been 4 years already?) maybe 3-4 more years but the cool thing is that no more lines at the airport and also Jodie isn't restricted in staying with the employer that brought her over here (Because I am on a L2 that was never an issue for me).
Either way it's a nice thing to have and has given me a new appreciation of people who have 'immigrate to Australia' and what they went through.
Work is great here but missing Bronte Beach and good coffee in a big way, planning on being back in Feb for holidays for a few weeks but at the moment it seems so far away.
If you are in a café drinking a great latte then think of me and send me a camera phone photo of it as well :) it might help me last until Feb 09.
Posted by Dean Collins at 10:57 AM