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Oct 30th 2019, 6:21 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 11,658
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Home Ownership Is Mayhem

What do I wish I knew? I wish I knew that the next door neighbors didn't have several small, yappy dogs that find absolutely any and all reason to bark as loud as they can 24 hours a day. It's...
Jul 24th 2019, 2:58 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,997
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Red Arrows Announce 2019 USA?Canada Tour

I did my HGV training up at RAF Leconfield back in 2004. Not sure when it changed, but it's now the largest driver training establishment in Europe. I was there for a couple of months, really enjoyed...
May 13th 2019, 3:51 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,960
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Car Rentals: LHR

I've only ever used Enterprise at LHR. Little tip if using Enterprise, search for cars at their Hounslow location, rather than the Enterprise within the Airport. It's an very short taxi ride away...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2019, 1:16 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,847
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Building credit

I got a Secured Discover Card when I moved here last year. It's one of those ones where you deposit X amount of money which essentially becomes your Credit Limit. I put forward $500 and used the card...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2019, 7:21 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,543
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Stay in LA or return to UK? Will appreciate thoughts

Is another State not an option? There are so many places to live here. Having visited L.A multiple times, and having family there, it doesn't strike me as a place I'd like to live. But, that's just a...
Feb 28th 2019, 3:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Recommendations for Las Vegas

Thanks for the recommendations guys, we're excited to get away for a few days. We have two year old twin boys and this will be our first trip away since they were born so we are going to try and make...
Feb 28th 2019, 2:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Recommendations for Las Vegas

Vegas definitely isn't for everyone, I get that. I actually would've preferred just the 3 nights, that's plenty for me. But, my wife insisted.

When we went back in 2015 we flew from the UK. We...
Feb 28th 2019, 1:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jamackabi

Recommendations for Las Vegas

Flying to Vegas this evening for 5 nights with my wife, sister-in-law and her husband. Does anyone have any recommendations for "must-see" things whilst we are there? We are all in our mid-30's and...
Feb 27th 2019, 2:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Visa Approved - Flights book - Whats next

You can begin working immediately, there's no need to wait for your SSN. You'll probably want to make a visit to your local Social Security office after 2 or 3 weeks to apply for your SSN, don't...
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Mortgage in US

We recently used Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. I can't recommend them highly enough. From start to finish, the process was so smooth. Having only moved from the U.K in April last year, our worry...
Dec 19th 2018, 1:54 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Becoming homeowners

So we've had the keys to our house for a couple of weeks now. Homeownership really is a never ending "to-do list". Our house was built in 1937, which I am led to believe is pretty old for U.S...
Dec 4th 2018, 1:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Medical in London - Not seen my GP since 2006!

I agree. I was in a similar situation, having not seen or even registered with a GP since I left the Army in 2008. I visited my local GP before interview and they had access to everything, including...
Dec 4th 2018, 1:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Knightsbridge Medical Review

I always enjoy reading these, as it reminds me of my own experience. It's one of those events that just sticks with you. Good luck with your interview! Mine was in January 2018 and feels like...
Nov 29th 2018, 1:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Advice needed..ESTA waiver and visa plans

Sentenced to 12 weeks, served 6 weeks. A very small price to pay now that I look back, could have been a hell of a lot longer.
Nov 28th 2018, 8:04 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Advice needed..ESTA waiver and visa plans

I was one of those people who claimed ignorance. Mainly because I genuinely believe even now that my theft conviction did not warrant a "yes" to the question "Have you ever been arrested or convicted...
Nov 26th 2018, 5:50 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 7,434
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: advice needed on moving to US with criminal record..

One thing I'd like to add if you do go through with any sort of application. Admit your previous mistakes, be accountable for them, do not blame anyone else. You've mentioned a couple of times on...
Nov 26th 2018, 2:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jamackabi

Becoming homeowners

So after being here for a little under 7 months, my wife and I will close on a house next Friday!! This truly was one of many reasons we moved to the U.S, to be able to afford to buy our own home....
Nov 9th 2018, 3:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: car rental

I'd echo what Michael says above, choose a branch that is away from the airport so that you do not have to pay the airport surcharge. I am also flying back to visit family at Christmas and will be...
Oct 31st 2018, 3:29 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Quitting Smoking

I quit almost 3 years ago and haven't touched a single cigarette since. I decided to go down the e-cigarette route. I had quit on and off for a few years, nothing seemed to keep me off of them...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2018, 2:36 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Driving in USA with uk licence

I got insured with Progressive when I moved to the U.S and still had my U.K license for the first month. They accepted it without any problems, however it was not cheap.
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 25th 2018, 7:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Brits near Sandusky, Ohio?

I used to play football in my younger years. I am in my early 30's now so not old by any stretch of the imagination. It was also something I really wanted to do when moving here, join an adult soccer...
Oct 24th 2018, 8:37 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,628
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Reflections on expat life, one year in.

Having moved in April this year, I can definitely relate to the above posts. It has been far from easy, and still has it's challenges. It started off great, I managed to secure a job a few weeks...
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 24th 2018, 7:25 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Brits near Sandusky, Ohio?

Hey Martyn,

I live in Wheeling, WV, and work in Pittsburgh. Not a million miles away from you by U.S standards. We moved here in April this year. How are you finding it so far?

Kind regards,
...
Aug 10th 2018, 12:35 pm
Replies: 8,772
Views: 686,243
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: WTF in America

I wish I could say this surprises me, but it doesn't. Mouth breathers.

Meet the NASCAR fan who sunburned his favorite drivers on his body...
Jun 13th 2018, 1:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,143
Posted By Jamackabi

Re: Border/Passport Control in Iceland and Belgium

Unfortunately it seems like more often than not, you'll get a bad experience at Keflavik Airport. As others have mentioned, the influx of travelers going to and from the U.S has meant they struggle...
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