It is snowing again and is bloody freezing.
This morning I awoke to a new Pope and felt no different – perhaps a slight headache.
The crowd in St Peters square last night was certainly very excited so they are obviously expecting big things. He looks much like all the other Popes and I am sure he will do just as a good a job as his predecessors.
I have not had a reaction from PK – who is the only person I know who was actually excommunicated from the Catholic church – but I am sure he is just as thrilled as I am. He will – I am sure – celebrate with a large noggin of Jamies.
Today I did not have any forms to fill out but I had some questions to answer. Some of these are very difficult and tax me to the limit.
I have to make up a lot of answers and I just know that one day I will be sitting under the spotlights being grilled by the House Illegal Aliens Committee trying to explain myself.
Now you apparently cannot – and I can understand this – open a bank account in America unless you have a Social Security Number.
So we cannot open bank accounts unless we have a number – which we will not get until some weeks after we arrive – so what do we do for banking in the interim?
Well actually – we have opened a bank account – or Cate has – and she does not have one of those numbers – but when she asked for me to be added to the account they said no because I don’t have a number.
This type of stuff happens every day around here.
I have decided on dates.
29 April Cat collection
30 April Furniture collection
2 May Badger leaves Vienna