Monthly Archives: December 2006

We Have Landed

Here’s how it went. They say that when you are deprived of sleep, you tem­porar­i­ly lose some short-term mem­o­ry, so maybe that’s the rea­son that that some of my trip to Buf­fa­lo is lit­tle fuzzy. Here is what I do remem­ber: I left on Tues­day morn­ing and flew first to Chica­go. I knew I was […]

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Christmas Day Walk

That nasty look­ing storm did appear, but it brought most of its force to Van­cou­ver Island, where they expe­ri­enced high winds and heavy rain. Then it hit the coastal moun­tain range and seemed to dis­si­pate. By 11 AM this morn­ing, the rain stopped, so we took a walk on the False Creek sea­wall, just like […]

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Christmas Eve Skies

I keep an eye on the wid­get that shows a weath­er loop of the Pacif­ic Ocean. It’s often a good indi­ca­tor of the kind of weath­er that we can expect here. This indi­ca­tor of wind and cloud move­ments has shown most of the storms that have even­tu­al­ly made land­fall here in the Pacif­ic North­west. There […]

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Land For Sale

Beau­ti­ful­ly wood­ed estate qual­i­ty par­cel with mature maples and pines, moun­tain stream, and pleas­ant Green Moun­tain views with clear­ing. So reads the descrip­tion for any­one inter­est­ed in acquir­ing the land that we would have built a house on if we had stayed in the US. We’ll no doubt vis­it Wait­s­field, Ver­mont, a vil­lage near Sug­ar­bush […]

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New Taxes for Expatriots

It seems that WPIUSH (see my pre­vi­ous post for expla­na­tion of this acronym) and the pre­vi­ous Con­gress have decid­ed to sock it to expats like Pam and me, by tax­ing income that we earn here in Cana­da. Yes, you read that right. For US cit­i­zens liv­ing abroad, they are see­ing a sub­stan­tial rise in their […]

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