We both got a letter from Uncle Sam today.
It said ‘Welcome to the United States of America’. We are now permanent residents and have additional numbers to go with our Social Security numbers and all the other numbers we have.
Our Green Cards are in the mail.
This may mean that we are not regarded as potential terrorists when we come back into America – but I think we still have to go through the foreigners channel and be regarded with great suspicion.
It does mean that we can get TSA approval and do not have to take our shoes off – or our laptops out of our bags - when we go through airport security – unless of course the TSA people are in a bad mood – which they often are – and wouldn’t you be if you had to do what they do.
I also have a permit to work if I want to and I don’t. I have more than enough to do looking after Cate, the cats, the squirrels and the birds.
I got locked out of the house yesterday morning. Each morning I take Cate’s bag stuffed with things out to the car and wave her goodbye. Yesterday one the way out someone locked the back door from the inside. I am not saying it was Cate – but she was the last one out of the house.
Yes of course we have a spare key outside the house – but it was not there. Of course I tried to ring Cate - but could not get her. No the neighbors were not there - they were all at work. Yes it was well below zero and I was very cold indeed and the only warmth came from the heating outlet. No I could not break the glass door with a flower pot because the glass is armor plated.
Just before death wrapped its icy paws around me the neighbor next door came home. He could not find the key I had given him months before so I sat shivering in his lounge room for 20 minutes while he ratted through every drawer in the house.
Nothing really surprises me but there is controversy here about vaccinations. Hordes of children are getting measles – because hordes of parent do not get their children vaccinated.
The Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul was asked what he thought of this and he said he knew lots of people who had their children vaccinated – and the children had developed mental retardation.
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