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Old Sep 29th 2011, 10:33 pm
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Or 6yrs today. We're still in Nanaimo, OH finally has a job here so no more driving to Victoria every day (which he's done for the past 3 1/2yrs) it's saving us a fortune in gas ... he's just completing some exams & then has the chore of a 2 day practicum in Clearwater, Florida. He deserves it though, he spent 4-5hrs PER DAY traveling to & from work & now has lots of extra time at home

My job with the school district is a total c**k-up at the mo, lots of us are out of work as special needs kids lose their designations & get re-designated at 7.3hrs per week instead of 12-25hrs

My kids are now 22 & 19, the older one can't wait to leave Canada & get to Europe, she finishes her degrees next year & I'm secretly hoping she'll change her mind ~ who knows? The younger one loves it here & never wants to leave (today, anyway) he camps, socialises, plays tons of sports, drives & is very much the typical Canadian kid.

Looking back, 16 was a really hard age for her to settle in, it was right at the end of grade 11 & friendships were already made, 13 was the start of high school so the transition was much easier for him

I'm feeling pretty peed orf with it all at the mo but am hoping that once I get regular work I'll feel more settled
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 4:28 am
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Congratulations I didn't realise you were that old in Canada
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 5:03 am
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congrats from me too - people always misjudge just how important a happy work life is when immigrating.
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Congratulations I didn't realise you were that old in Canada
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congrats from me too - people always misjudge just how important a happy work life is when immigrating.
Thanks ladies reading my post back, I sound like a miserable old fart ...didn't mean it to sound like that, it's just so bloody frustrating here sometimes & I find myself letting the little things get my back up more than they should & wondering if it would be better back in the UK ... probably not

Maybe I need to go visit my neighbour & her stash of special medicinal roll-ups
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Congrats on 6 years. Hope work sorts itself out for you
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Ditto from me - well done on 6 years and I hope things sort themselves out soon (work-wise). Otherwise, you'll have too much time on your hand for medicinal boosts

That's great for hubby too - what does he do with all that extra time each day?
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Originally Posted by bananahammock View Post
My kids are now 22 & 19, the older one can't wait to leave Canada & get to Europe
My 22 yo the same. Lasted 4 months before he came back. The little b*gg*r still has not paid me back for the ticket.
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Old Oct 4th 2011, 5:07 am
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Ditto from me - well done on 6 years and I hope things sort themselves out soon (work-wise). Otherwise, you'll have too much time on your hand for medicinal boosts

That's great for hubby too - what does he do with all that extra time each day?
He gets in my way!!

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My 22 yo the same. Lasted 4 months before he came back. The little b*gg*r still has not paid me back for the ticket.
Ha, that sounds about right
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Hey BH!

Well done!

We went through your way a couple of weeks ago when we drove to Victoria and then up to Tofino - thought of you choosing Nanaimo because of Nanny Mo! We laughed!!!!

Keep smiling!

ZoƩ M. x
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ooh chin up - and am sure daughter will still visit - if you pay
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