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Old Jul 27th 2006, 7:09 pm
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I'm originally from Cheshire, went to Leeds Uni and last lived in Colne, Lancs.

I met my (equally British) husband in 2001 on the internet, we started exchanging emails, eventually met in real life and decided we couldn't live apart any longer. He was on an H1B at the time, so when he was able to file for AOS we had a quick wedding and I arrived here on my H4 so we could adjust together

Even though my DH has a PhD, some idiot lawyer or form-filler put him on the slowtrack for his green card and it took seven years altogether. His card came in July 2005, I got retrogressed because I still hadn't had the "prove you're really married and not scamming us" USCIS interview (which we passed in Nov 2005). The current processing date is 1 Oct 2001, our date is 21 Oct 2001 ... I can smell that card and it's horribly frustrating that retrogression seems to have struck again this month

I have an EAD but don't work. Well, not paid employment. I volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre which rehabilitates sick and orphaned bears, raccoons, eagles, owls, possums, etc. I get to see some pretty rare creatures: before I worked there, I'd never even heard of mountain beavers. Behave

We're in our 40s, no previous kids on either side and no plans for any. The delinquent Maine Coon is enough trouble for us. The coon came with me from England, hurrah for no quarantine regulations here.

I drive a manual car. Because I can. After four goes at passing the UK driving test, I wasn't going to wuss out and drive a one-pedal bumper car here.

Likes: Marmite, Vimto, Midsomer Murders, Fry's Turkish Delight, merlot and Pink Floyd.

Dislikes: American bread, de-clawing cats, having to go out in the rain to get the post, people who believe everything they hear on Fox News and having to say "water" a million times (with mimes) before being served with Coke.

Did I miss anything?
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haha you sound like you'll fit in just fine.....so another couple that met on the internet..good for you...welcome and cheers
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Old Jul 27th 2006, 7:13 pm
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Welcome to the nuthouse. I won't post my life provenance, because you must have read it if you've been here a while.

(Funnily enough, I first posted on the board because I was looking for info about tourist attractions in the Leeds area, for a friend)
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Old Jul 27th 2006, 7:18 pm
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Welcome to BE!

Hope things start to look up for you with regards to the immigration issues.
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Another Seattlelite! Not that I'm exactly in Seattle, but close enough. Hello and Welcome!
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Originally Posted by cinnabar

I have an EAD but don't work. Well, not paid employment. I volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre which rehabilitates sick and orphaned bears, raccoons, eagles, owls, possums, etc. I get to see some pretty rare creatures: before I worked there, I'd never even heard of mountain beavers. Behave
How lucky are you to be able to do volunteer work like that, well done, I like you already
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Hi diddly ho
I envy your "job"
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Old Jul 27th 2006, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
Another Seattlelite! Not that I'm exactly in Seattle, but close enough. Hello and Welcome!
Thank you!

Me neither ... but it's near enough to give people an idea.

I met another Brit expat the other week, who asked me where I was from in England. I thought his accent sounded familiar: he grew up about five miles away from me. And then moved to a town five miles away from me in this vast continent. Small world and all that.

When I say Seattle, I really mean Issaquah. But who the heck's heard of that? Apart from people who see it on the weather map. So I say Seattle. I work in Lynnwood. If I didn't have GPS I wouldn't ever make it out of our drive though, that thing's a godsend for my directionally challenged brain.
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How lucky are you to be able to do volunteer work like that, well done, I like you already
It's not all glamour unfortunately. I spent two hours this week hosing ick out of a trench drain. Raccoon poo stinks, which I suppose is a direct consequence of them eating a combo platter of watermelon, sardines and catfud.

I have to admit it is magical to stand in an aviary with a finch on each shoulder, a squirrel watching curiously from the woodland outside, and knowing that there are fawns just a few yards away too. I feel like Snow White
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Thank you!

Me neither ... but it's near enough to give people an idea.

I met another Brit expat the other week, who asked me where I was from in England. I thought his accent sounded familiar: he grew up about five miles away from me. And then moved to a town five miles away from me in this vast continent. Small world and all that.

When I say Seattle, I really mean Issaquah. But who the heck's heard of that? Apart from people who see it on the weather map. So I say Seattle. I work in Lynnwood. If I didn't have GPS I wouldn't ever make it out of our drive though, that thing's a godsend for my directionally challenged brain.
My husband works in Redmond, we live in Puyallup. Hoping some day to be able to afford moving further North.
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
My husband works in Redmond, we live in Puyallup. Hoping some day to be able to afford moving further North.
Does your hubby work for MS?
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Originally Posted by cinnabar
It's not all glamour unfortunately. I spent two hours this week hosing ick out of a trench drain. Raccoon poo stinks, which I suppose is a direct consequence of them eating a combo platter of watermelon, sardines and catfud.

I have to admit it is magical to stand in an aviary with a finch on each shoulder, a squirrel watching curiously from the woodland outside, and knowing that there are fawns just a few yards away too. I feel like Snow White
Just sounds amazing, anyway a bit of poo dont hurt ya
Will be interested to read what you get up to, lucky Lady.
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I'm originally from Cheshire
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Originally Posted by cinnabar
I'm originally from Cheshire, went to Leeds Uni and last lived in Colne, Lancs.

I met my (equally British) husband in 2001 on the internet, we started exchanging emails, eventually met in real life and decided we couldn't live apart any longer. He was on an H1B at the time, so when he was able to file for AOS we had a quick wedding and I arrived here on my H4 so we could adjust together

Even though my DH has a PhD, some idiot lawyer or form-filler put him on the slowtrack for his green card and it took seven years altogether. His card came in July 2005, I got retrogressed because I still hadn't had the "prove you're really married and not scamming us" USCIS interview (which we passed in Nov 2005). The current processing date is 1 Oct 2001, our date is 21 Oct 2001 ... I can smell that card and it's horribly frustrating that retrogression seems to have struck again this month

I have an EAD but don't work. Well, not paid employment. I volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre which rehabilitates sick and orphaned bears, raccoons, eagles, owls, possums, etc. I get to see some pretty rare creatures: before I worked there, I'd never even heard of mountain beavers. Behave

We're in our 40s, no previous kids on either side and no plans for any. The delinquent Maine Coon is enough trouble for us. The coon came with me from England, hurrah for no quarantine regulations here.

I drive a manual car. Because I can. After four goes at passing the UK driving test, I wasn't going to wuss out and drive a one-pedal bumper car here.

Likes: Marmite, Vimto, Midsomer Murders, Fry's Turkish Delight, merlot and Pink Floyd.

Dislikes: American bread, de-clawing cats, having to go out in the rain to get the post, people who believe everything they hear on Fox News and having to say "water" a million times (with mimes) before being served with Coke.

Did I miss anything?
Welcome from another near Seattlite. With your political views you will have no trouble fitting in to the local scene.
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
My husband works in Redmond, we live in Puyallup. Hoping some day to be able to afford moving further North.
I thought you lived one town up from Puyallop! realise though you can't give too much info out. I am moving to not far from you re town wise!
Didn't know your hubby worked Redmond though, in one of the many headquarters there are here (most people think there is just microsoft, but it is amazing how many headquarters there are round Redmond!)
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