Are we nearly there yet? - page 3

It has been a long road to relocation to the US and hopefully we are nearly there. What are my expectations of our new life. I have three small boys and a georgeous hubby and in the UK we never go... Read More

  1. by   english_nurse
    yummy
    hey OG you will have to keep us updated and let us know when you get your interview im sure it wont be long now..
  2. by   ukrn2ca
    Hi Guys
    I got all my USA $ banking stuff over the past week, all done through our UK bank that have branches in USA. Have debit cards, check books and credit card. We had to laugh though credit card limit is a whopping $500 however will we manage to spend so much lol, still at least we have one & I guess we have to start somewhere. As for the checks what are they all about I need instructions lol they are not like the UK ones at all (& you have to pay when you write one!). We feel like teenagers again having to learn all about the big wide world of banks & bills it seems so funny not knowing about stuff that has become 2nd nature here in the UK .
    We transferred some funds in to the $ account today just to make it feel more real.
    We still have no buyer for the house & we have dropped the price again, I just dont know what else to do. The estate agent said we should not drop the price as it is already well under it's value. Any one else having trouble selling??
    We have waited so long for the whole visa process to be held up now by the blasted house is just my luck.:angryfire
    Last edit by madwife2002 on Sep 9, '06
  3. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from Owain Glyndwr
    Case completed at NVC on 7th September :smiley_aa

    Just have to sit back and wait for what will seem like a lifetime again for the US Embassy to write.

    One step closer. One step further away from Mrs Glyndwr filing for divorce on the grounds that I didn't tell her that it would take this long. And that our kids may have children of their own by the time we cross the pond.

    Cheers

    OG
    Thats good news, time will just fly now.
  4. by   madwife2002
    Thats fantastic news you soon be here Roasting In Arizona
  5. by   madwife2002
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Hi Guys
    I got all my USA $ banking stuff over the past week, all done through our UK bank that have branches in USA. Have debit cards, check books and credit card. We had to laugh though credit card limit is a whopping $500 however will we manage to spend so much lol, still at least we have one & I guess we have to start somewhere. As for the checks what are they all about I need instructions lol they are not like the UK ones at all (& you have to pay when you write one!). We feel like teenagers again having to learn all about the big wide world of banks & bills it seems so funny not knowing about stuff that has become 2nd nature here in the UK .
    We transferred some funds in to the $ account today just to make it feel more real.
    We still have no buyer for the house & we have dropped the price again, I just dont know what else to do. The estate agent said we should not drop the price as it is already well under it's value. Any one else having trouble selling??
    We have waited so long for the whole visa process to be held up now by the blasted house is just my luck.:angryfire
    Hi I havent edited your post I just removed the links from the bottom that seemed to be an error and caused the page to be GINORMOUS
  6. by   RGN1
    Quote from madwife2002
    Very yummy $5 but well worth it, Williams british store on line sell british bacon, sausages and sausage rolls too, so when you are desperate they are good to deal with.
    Do you have the web link for the online store? Do they ship across the USA? My parents-in-law would be interested. They seriously miss their British sausages. They have found a British shop that sells decent bacon but not good sausages.

    I don't like sausages much & the kids like the US breakfast links so we have no probs, Hubbie might be interested though.
  7. by   madwife2002
    Quote from RGN1
    Do you have the web link for the online store? Do they ship across the USA? My parents-in-law would be interested. They seriously miss their British sausages. They have found a British shop that sells decent bacon but not good sausages.

    I don't like sausages much & the kids like the US breakfast links so we have no probs, Hubbie might be interested though.
    www.britishbacon.com I think
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    Do you have the web link for the online store? Do they ship across the USA? My parents-in-law would be interested. They seriously miss their British sausages. They have found a British shop that sells decent bacon but not good sausages.

    I don't like sausages much & the kids like the US breakfast links so we have no probs, Hubbie might be interested though.

    I have several links to buying british in the US if you want can post them :wink2:
  9. by   madwife2002
    Hey for all you brits out there who's partner needs ajob there is a job advertised on the site too that looks interesting
  10. by   apriljan
    Yes, we've not sold yet and going in less than 3 weeks!!
  11. by   madwife2002
    Quote from apriljan
    Yes, we've not sold yet and going in less than 3 weeks!!
    That must be such a worry for you :uhoh21: What are you going to do? Have you family who will sort it out
  12. by   apriljan
    Yes it's a real pain in the butt! My hubby is coming back after a month, this is what we had planned if the house wasn't sold. The mortgage has still got to be paid and we didn't like the idea of the house being empty for ? how long. It's not ideal but we're hoping it won't be for long.
  13. by   Belinda-wales
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Hi Guys
    . Any one else having trouble selling??
    We have waited so long for the whole visa process to be held up now by the blasted house is just my luck.:angryfire

    The whole market in the uk has been very slow forover a year we are also having trouble selling so are loads of people we know I am told that the market is on the up fingers crossed that it is.
    Otherwise we are considering an intrest only morgage and renting untill the market picks up

close