Saturday 21 November 2009

Saturday November 21, 2009-Company for Dinner

People have commented on my blog that we might still get out of here this winter. That's not in the plans even if the deportation thing gets resolved quickly. I have an appointment with an eye surgeon in January about getting my cataracts removed so even if this gets straightened out, we'll remain here in Ottawa for the winter.

It was 7C (45F) when I went for my morning walk so didn't need the usual bundling up. Just as I got to the Trans Canada Trail I heard the tap tap tapping of a little Downy Woodpecker. That made a good start to my day.

The Downy Woodpecker

Where are the green fields coming from at this time of year?

Lots of geese in the air this morning

Power grid runs along the Trans Canada Trail

We spent a pretty quiet day and I even got in a nap this afternoon before Nancy's company, Mark and Joyce arrived for dinner. These are old friends that used to be her neighbours in a previous location. We had an excellent dinner of ribs, broccoli, carrots, roast potatoes (I had brown rice) and I made two mug cakes since it was Joyce's birthday.

Friday 20 November 2009

Friday November 20, 2009-Lawyer Consultation

Today was mostly cloudy and rainy but not cold but I managed to get my walk in without being rained on. In fact November so far has been pretty nice weather. It could be so much worse!

After breakfast I went out to get some groceries and things but was back in time for lunch.

My telephone consultation with the lawyer in Buffalo was for 3 p.m. He says there are two ways to go about this. I can forget about the deportation and just apply to be allowed back into the US, or we can apply to have the deportation set aside and terminated. If that goes through I won't have to go to Buffalo to appear.

The lawyer will get all the information needed, prepare affidavits to prove we have been in Canada all this time and I'll have to get some paperwork together to show proof of our residing in Canada as well. At the point we're not sure how long we have to prove that we've lived here.

Now that he has a hefty retainer fee, he's ready to get moving on it.

Nancy managed another full day at work!

Thursday 19 November 2009

Thursday November 19, 2009-Lawyer

After my morning walk and breakfast, I finally got around to calling the lawyer in Buffalo.

Photos from my morning walk-all about trees

First of course, the receptionist wanted payment, then she would make a telephone appointment with the lawyer. We got that straightened away and she called me back this afternoon with an appointment for tomorrow. So hopefully I will get some answers then.

We also managed to raise the head of the bed today. I've been feeling kind of ill the last few days and I have a feeling it's related to reflux so hopefully this will help.

Nancy left for work at 6 a.m. today and managed to stay all day. Amazing!

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Wednesday November 18, 2009-Stuff

Although today was busy I find I don't have much to write about.

I had my usual walk. It was bright and sunny again.

More of the Trans Canada Trail

Frost on the logs

This scrub reminds me of southern Texas

A stand of white birches

This afternoon we went to check out the RV again and pick up some flours and my Family Tree program. We took some back roads and enjoyed the drive.

A really big llama and some sheep. The sun was really bright so it's overexposed.

Old log barns

And a cute little log house

A third cousin found me on Facebook and we are going to compare family trees so I wanted my Family Tree program which I had left at the RV as he's given me lots of information for it.

Nancy is going to attempt to go back to work tomorrow so we'll be on hand in case she's unable to stay for the whole day.

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Tuesday November 17, 2009

Today was another bright beautiful sunny day but a bit on the cool side. I had a nice morning walk and took longer than usual since I missed yesterday.

This farm is quite a ways from the Trans Canada Trail but I used my zoom lens

I'm pretending these Canada Geese are Sandhill Cranes

An overexposed lone tree

This morning I went out to do some shopping and when I came back Nancy was ready to go out and do some as well so I went with her. So I'm shopped out!

By the way I got an email from the lawyer in Buffalo. I just have to call him.

Monday 16 November 2009

Monday November 16, 2009

I was up early this morning as the housecleaner was to be here for 8:30 a.m. I didn't go for my walk and she showed up right on time. Nancy had an appointment at 8 a.m. so we needed to be here.

After she left I lay down and had a long nap. There's just been so much going on that I've been tired.

It was bright and sunny all day but cooler than it has been.

I didn't even get outside the house today.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Sunday November 15, 2009

It was warm and foggy this morning for my walk.

I got an email ready and sent off to the law firm in Buffalo.

Not much else going on today!