The French part of the family arrived back in Paris where their cats were pleased to see them. Molly has one cat and Gaston has two. There was a cat merger when they moved in together and it was surprisingly successful.
Not like the goat thing when we brought Monika and Sissi home to live with Muffin. She was already as mad as a bag of frogs and this tipped her right over the edge. This was when she started Morris dancing on the bed for hours every nite.
On their trip to Australia Qantas provided Biggles with a bassinette in which he could sleep – attached to the bulkhead in the front row. United provided them with a sports bag and Biggles slept on the floor – but he managed this remarkably well.
Today we are having a meeting with the accountants who have been doing our tax returns in Australia and Austria. This was a special treat for us because Cate was an Australian citizen working in Austria and Ducky Pharma arranges this for those types of employees.
Now we are considered to be US residents so also have to do a US tax return - which look more ghastly than the others combined - and one of them was in German.
They asked me to fill in as much online as much as I could before the meeting. I have managed our names and addresses but the rest looks terrifyingly incomprehensible and difficult.
They do our first tax return for us and then we are on our own. I will pay close attention.
We had two sunny days and the snow is melting. Flooding is expected in parts of Indiana as the mountains of snow look for somewhere to go.
But – more storms are expected today.