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Jan 5th 2010, 8:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Well, it was pretty good while it lasted....

Dammit! That was going to be my next question :)

Thanks everybody for your advice - I'll revisit Honeymommy's experiences and persue some of the other avenues that some of you have suggested.
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Jan 4th 2010, 7:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Well, it was pretty good while it lasted....

I'm afraid not... been lawyered up for a while now, and its all to no avail...there are some crazy things you can do, like go to Mexico or something until your Labor Cert is granted and then come...
Jan 4th 2010, 7:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Well, it was pretty good while it lasted....

Yes, that's true, you can extend your H1-B as long as you file your Labor Cert 365 days before the end of the H1-B, which is the deadline that my emplyer missed, filing a few weeks too late. If...
Jan 4th 2010, 6:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By Big Vern

Well, it was pretty good while it lasted....

Hi y'all, its been a good couple of years since I posted here on BE. I was an avid (and very excited ) poster all through my H1-B application, through our initial relocation to from the UK to Seattle...
Forum: USA
May 1st 2007, 6:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,778
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Moving Home Contents To Usa. Need Shipper&storage Company Recommendations

I'll put in a good word for EuroUSA as well -- they were superb. Packed everything for us with zero fuss, loaded up the container and off it went. Painless.

Everything went great, even though we'd...
Forum: USA
Apr 25th 2007, 3:34 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,238
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Tea?

Heh, I had exactly the same experience. :D

I just about managed to stop myself from spitting it across the room in front of all my new colleagues! :ohmy:
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2007, 3:58 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,389
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Where do you go on holiday ?

We stayed at the Best Western in Myrtle Beach and it was so disgusting even the cockroaches were gagging....we left after one night of a four night trip, and the kids were overjoyed to be going...
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2007, 3:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 12,072
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Pest Magic???

I use Ortho Home Defense - about $12 a gallon at Home Depot.

Spray it all round the perimeter of the house, door and window frames etc, and then once round the skirting boards inside, and you'll...
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2007, 7:47 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,320
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Find a home...

Also, try www.homefair.com, and also Rent.com
Forum: USA
Mar 5th 2007, 8:27 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Big Vern

Re: So what do you lot do for lunch at work?

I work ten minutes from home, so I go home and eat a nice home cooked lunch with Mrs Vern and our three year old daughter....it makes going back to work that much harder though....
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2007, 4:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,707
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Fresh and Easy

The Philip Pullman book "Northern Lights" is called "the Golden Compass" over here -- presumably the movie will be too.
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2007, 4:00 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,707
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Fresh and Easy

They also had the name of the James Bond movie "Licence Revoked" changed to "Licensed To Kill" as the market research showed that many Americans didn't understand the word "Revoked"....
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2007, 4:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Big Vern

Re: 'PODS' for interstate moving

I used GoSmartMove to get my stuff from WA to NC, and they were really good. The pods themselves are smaller (7x7x7) so they're easier to pack, and they seemed to be more sturdy than PODS. They also...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2007, 5:22 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 4,926
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Who's got the American Twang!!!

I found that if I actually "over-Brit" my accent i.e. sound like a Radio 4 announcer, the locals understand me an awful lot better than my usual half-Yorkshire accent. Once I learned that one, they...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2007, 3:23 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,108
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Do you have shops and services within walking distance from your home?

When we lived out in Redmond in WA we could walk everywhere, to the schools, shops, parks etc. Everything was connected by sidewalks, there were walking trails, even a decent bus service if you...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2006, 7:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Anyone got HD TV?

I have DirecTV for the HD stuff, and I have a Mac Mini connected up too, cos it plugs straight into the DVI socket on the back of my TV. We download loads of stuff from UKNova and just play it back...
Forum: USA
Aug 24th 2006, 11:02 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,624
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Boring Credit report question...........

I use Identity Guard, but I get it cheap cos I worked for a bank.

The best feature of it is the Credit Analyzer, which lets you do 'what-if' scenarios on your credit, such as, 'if I get rid of...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2006, 2:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 7,048
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Richard Bradford (Actor)

I remember Man In A Suitcase (I was a kid, honest)....he always had a ciggy sticking out the side of his mouth...he'd be fighting half a dozen blokes and he never took it out!

He made a bit of a...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2006, 2:53 am
Replies: 111
Views: 5,358
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Tell me good things about you location !!!

You could do worse than North Carolina...Seattle's lovely - Hiya Lisa! - but for cost of living / temperate weather ratio, I have to admit I'm enjoying NC a lot more...

It gets a bit hot and...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2005, 12:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Happy Birthday, Webbie!

Happy Birthday Webbie

Sorry I can't join you this weekend, but I'll crack a cold one in your honour...

It's all downhill from here you know!!! :D :scared:

Best Wishes

Joe
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2005, 1:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Pepper spray

Hommer Simpson: Mmmm, one spray and you're south of the border!
Forum: USA
Oct 27th 2005, 12:07 am
Replies: 87
Views: 2,592
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Evolution...new poll

If these people used their brains more and spent less time grovelling on their knees to an invisible man in the sky, the results might be a little different....

Guess that's me firmly off the...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2005, 9:43 am
Replies: 134
Views: 49,333
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Dry sense of humour?

Let's not mention Pea Soup then..... :D
Forum: USA
Oct 5th 2005, 1:03 am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,499
Posted By Big Vern

Re: Front Loading Washing Machines

I just bought a front loader set from Sears, Kennore ones, pretty reasonable, $699 for the washer, $499 for the dryer.

I can't tell you what they're like though, they haven't delivered them yet....
Forum: USA
Oct 5th 2005, 12:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Big Vern

Re: WARNING! Before you hire a Mover, read these!

I pretty much knew the area, we spent a month here last year before moving out to WA so we knew what to expect...

The schools are (on paper at least) very good, it was the main reason we actually...
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