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Forum: USA
Jul 27th 2017, 12:06 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,586
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving the Bay Area ...

Your requirements were similar to ours, other than we needed 4 bedrooms. I would definitely avoid the current new builds as they are so close together you can actually hear your neighbours talking in...
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2017, 11:36 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,586
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving the Bay Area ...

It's certainly different :lol: I wouldn't necessarily class it as a come down. They both love their cycling, both have a river and both have their beautiful parts, but thats about it for similarities...
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2017, 6:36 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,586
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving the Bay Area ...

I can recommend Folsom as that is where we moved to a year ago and have just recently bought a house ;) If you have any questions, just ask!
Forum: USA
May 4th 2017, 10:09 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,172
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Weather the storm, stay positive

Ditto everyone else! I used to be quite shy, but soon learnt that I had to put myself out there, otherwise I would hate it. Neighbours were the first people I met and fortunately they were nice. Then...
Forum: USA
May 4th 2017, 1:25 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Car options on a 24 month sabbatical

We signed up with AIG, who put us onto IAS. These were what we signed up to in November 2011 -

Ford Escape 2012, Limited Edition, 4x4, GPS and premium sound system, and luxury package.
MRSP -...
Forum: USA
Apr 25th 2017, 5:17 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 7,643
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Buying a house - anything to be wary of

Thank you. That's what we were thinking too. Thankfully we got the counter offer through at 10pm last night after lots of going backwards and forwards. It's not full steam ahead with surveys,...
Forum: USA
Apr 24th 2017, 11:26 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 7,643
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Buying a house - anything to be wary of

Good luck with whatever you decide. Buying a house here seems to be much more expensive than buying one in the UK and more stressful too! We put an offer in on our first house here yesterday and are...
Forum: USA
Apr 24th 2017, 11:16 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Quick question on credit...

Wells Fargo 'forgot' to report our secured credit card for the year that we had it :thumbdown:
Forum: USA
Apr 7th 2017, 3:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Florida Drivers License - issued by state?

LOL sadly I think that will be classed as a renewal and around another $50 :blink:
Forum: USA
Apr 7th 2017, 2:40 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Florida Drivers License - issued by state?

Thats normal for visa holders whether you have a SSN or not. Both myself (no SSN as on H4 visa) and my husband (with a SSN on H1B visa) weren't issued our first DL's and just given a letter and had...
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2017, 3:57 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Florida Drivers License - issued by state?

Ah I see :lol: I was referring to Orange County in Florida. I always forget there is more than one and can see the confusion with now living in California :thumbup:
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2017, 2:45 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Florida Drivers License - issued by state?

In Florida you can. I was quoting from my own experience from living in Florida ;)
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2017, 2:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Florida Drivers License - issued by state?

Was there a reason why you didn't do both together?

When I did mine, both tests together, it took about 3 weeks for the driving license to arrive. However my children's school didn't need to see...
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2017, 10:13 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Orange County, Ca - Schooling

You're welcome! I have daughters in 10th and 8th and I feel as if it has been drummed into me never mind them :rofl: . I noticed on your link that it specifies that those on non-immigrant visas don't...
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2017, 9:53 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,290
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: What medicine I need to bring to US for my children ?

And to add onto this, acetaminophen is the American name for paracetamol.

If you can, I would bring some, just so you don't have to rush out and find what suits your child. My kids much prefer...
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2017, 9:47 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Orange County, Ca - Schooling

Hello! We moved from Florida to Northern California! Obviously i can't help with the places to live, but I can point you in the right direction for state college requirements. Although as Marc said,...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 10:15 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,150
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving UK for USA

It will probably be in that packet from the attorney :thumbsup: Have a safe flight!
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 8:22 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,150
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving UK for USA

TBH I am not sure. We had non-immigrant visas, but each time entering the country we were always asked for the I-797 (USCIS approval notice). It is the same form that we needed to get the visa...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 8:18 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,463
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: How to choose a realtor for buying a house

With the quick turnaround on buying a house I bet you will be snowed under for the next couple of months. Do you have long left on your lease? Ours is to the end of July, so we aren't in any hurry...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 5:38 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,463
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: How to choose a realtor for buying a house

Small world! Next time you are this way let me know if you are free to meet up for a drink/cuppa. How old are your daughters? I have 16 and 13 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. They keep me...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 4:44 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,463
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: How to choose a realtor for buying a house

Thanks! Sadly no one appears to want to sell their homes right now :blink: Which is typical now that we finally can afford it!
I live in Folsom, which is east of Sacramento towards Tahoe. Not 'too...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 4:42 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,150
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: Leaving UK for USA

Unless things have changed in the last couple of years I had to show the I-797 at passport control when entering on a work visa. I would recommend to take all your paperwork in your hand luggage just...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2017, 4:35 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,463
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: How to choose a realtor for buying a house

That's great news Nicky! I hope it all goes through smoothly. We too are in the process of buying our first US house....if one ever comes up for sale in our price range and school catchment area that...
Mar 11th 2017, 3:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Wibblypig

Re: From hopeless to Green Card in 10 short years

Congratulations! It's a great feeling :thumbsup:
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