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Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2019, 4:04 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Shipping PC from UK To US

When we moved from Scotland to Ohio in 2016, we went out before the H1B started to look at apartments etc, and on that trip, Mrs P and I took three suitcases each - i took my entire PC in one, and...
Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2018, 5:51 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Car Insurance

I initially went with Progressive but a few things to note when leasing is that there are minimum levels of coverage required by both the leasing/finance company and the state - and they may not be...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2018, 7:50 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,254
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Taking dog to US

Now I want a comfort turkey :(
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2017, 7:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Leasing/Financing a Car with Expiring H1B

Was wondering this myself as my current lease through Audi Finance had to be reduced to 30 months from 36 due to the fact that my I94/passport entry stamp did not cover the full 36 month term (as it...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2017, 8:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Moving between states on a H1B

Thanks folks, I am staying with the same employer (as of course my H1B is tied to that employer as mentioned) but I will check up on being tied to the same area.
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2017, 6:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By mproudfoot

Moving between states on a H1B

Just curious if anyone has experience with relocation to a different state whilst in the US on a H1B visa? As my role is largely remote based, I was looking at moving somewhere with mountains (as...
Oct 14th 2017, 11:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Hurricane Ophelia on Track to the UK/Ireland

Extreme winds and severe rainstorms.. I doubt they'll even notice on the West Coast of Scotland
Aug 9th 2017, 1:12 pm
Replies: 433
Views: 51,356
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: What gig are you going to?

Was supposed to be seeing Linkin Park in Detroit earlier this week, but that was cancelled for obvious reasons. Got tickets to see Green Day (and Catfish & The Bottlemen which I think I'm more...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2017, 11:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Auto Insurance - Who Considers UK History?

Right, I arrived into the US in Oct last year, so that first 6 months was taking into account both my lack of any US driving history (so basically any driving history) and having no credit rating at...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2017, 7:55 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Auto Insurance - Who Considers UK History?

I couldn't find any that showed any interest in my UK driving history (sadly as I had max no claims). So my initial 100k/$300k policy on my 2017 Audi Q5 (albeit just the 2.0T) was just over $205p/m...
Jun 5th 2017, 1:05 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,057
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: On the subject of Aldi... who shops there?

I really didn't like the shopping experience at Aldi or Lidl in the UK but given that grocery shopping at any of the local supermarkets (mainly ACME or Giant Eagle) seems way more expensive than...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2017, 3:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,279
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Accent changes

I've more-or-less kept my mostly-neutral-English-with-a-slight-Scottish-twang accent but I found myself having to say certain words the American way - as I work with telephony, I usually have to use...
May 28th 2017, 6:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: cell phone service in EU?

I've been looking into the same thing recently, ahead of a mountaineering trip to Switzerland/France/Italy in September. There are a few options:

* If by any chance, the trip is starting in...
Forum: USA
May 2nd 2017, 8:18 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,799
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Anyone homesick?

I had to change my Windows desktop background (https://www.flickr.com/photos/progressionuk/15112484737/in/album-72157630056939139/) as it turned out that was what was making me more homesick than...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2017, 11:21 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,034
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: IAS v getting the car I'd really like

The scale thing does take some getting used to - I am leasing a Q5 (via IAS) and, in the UK, I always felt it was a fairly largish car (especially around town and parking). Stateside, it feels (and...
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2017, 10:01 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,397
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Second thoughts.

Perfectly normal as others have said - I've been in the US for just over 6 months now and I miss home (Scotland) and my family/friends a lot, but I look at it as a 3-year trial. I'm not sure if you...
Forum: USA
Feb 27th 2017, 11:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Car insurance

I think it's like most insurances - there is no real "best" - you really need to shop around and bear in mind that the cheapest isn't always the best option. I ended up with Progressive, among the...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2017, 2:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: How to 'deal' with moving?

We just split our move into manageable chunks - I came over at the start of Oct, whilst my wife stayed in Scotland with the dogs. That gave me plenty of time to sort out the usual stuff (SSN, Bank...
Forum: USA
Dec 25th 2016, 11:56 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,231
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Leaving the country after 5 years

Interesting that you find mobile more expensive in the UK - I was paying 20 GBP/month for 5GB 4G and unlimited texts/calls with Vodafone on a 30-day rolling contract before I left (I always buy my...
Forum: USA
Dec 25th 2016, 1:59 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,231
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Leaving the country after 5 years

I do find some of the responses to this (and the other thread) amusing but I do find threads like this quite interesting. I've only been in the US for coming up on 3 months now and still in the...
Nov 18th 2016, 1:24 am
Replies: 7,625
Views: 443,119
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Let's talk about cars

That's dedication!

I have a QNAP NAS set up with remote replication to another QNAP back in my UK home (which my stepdaughter & family are now living in) plus a 4TB drive that gets stored in a...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2016, 11:27 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,978
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Processing time for SSN

Just a quick update if anyone is interested - just received my social security card through the post today - exactly 4 weeks to the day that I applied for it (though the card has 24th Oct - 1 week...
Forum: USA
Oct 27th 2016, 5:24 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,978
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: Processing time for SSN

In NE Ohio here and approaching the end of my fourth week in the US and still no SSN. I am being paid nonetheless as per the responses above.
Oct 8th 2016, 11:36 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: New Comcast data cap

I just moved from the UK where I really liked my BT Infinity Unlimited 2 (80Mbps downstream/20 upstream) package at 25 pounds/month - quite unimpressed with how expensive fast internet access is over...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2016, 12:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By mproudfoot

Re: SSN & Address

Ah well, that's rather unfortunate, but it is what it is. Thanks again folks.
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