One thing I'd wish I'd known before going to the USA...... - page 10

Hey all you wonderful nurses who have made the journey across the pond, or are nearly there bar the flights! I thought it might be fun/interesting/helpful if you could post something along the lines... Read More

  1. by   RGN1
    Quote from english_nurse
    ah now i didnt want to pack mine as it was 3 from dunelm and didnt seem worth it but im glad hubby insisted now
    Go buy another one to pack, just in case the first one gets broken!

    We took one out with us some years back for our first holiday home but I will take another one when we go, as a back up!

    I wish I had known that, even though a local police station still takes fingerprints the old fashioned way & the officer was quite willing to do them for me, his sergeant said that I have to go to Scotland Yard & pay them 60 for the privelege!! Oh, and that you have to make an appointment, which you can't do on a Wednesday!! All other days you have to call between 08.30 & 12.30. WHAT A PAIN!!!

    All because where I'm getting my license endorsed to requires them!
    Last edit by RGN1 on Oct 11, '06
  2. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from geordiegirl2
    We just bought a cuisnart tea kettle from bed bath and beyond, its really nice, as for tea bags we shipped 3000when we came so still living on them.
    Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

    I have to agree on target I love the place.
    How did you ship your T-bags? I thought i would just put mine in a box & send it with the house stuff but the freight company said that you can not pack any food or drink stuff ??
  3. by   RGN1
    I wish I'd known how much stress there would be when it comes to US immigration policy & I wish I'd realised that Senators would be so concerned with keeping their bums on their seats that they wouldn't be willing to pass the bill that will help!

    It's the unknown factor in how long the wait will be that's so difficult to deal with - they dangle the carrot of an expedited I-140 in your face then pull the carpet out from under your feet by running out of Visa numbers!! When you're trying to organise selling a house, a business & working out your kids schooling the unknown is just not good enough!!!

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.......... rant over
  4. by   am17sg05
    one thing i'd wish i'd known was it's hard to live in us.in our country,both husbands and wives could work and they would get a household helper who does everything at home(taking care of kids,cooking,cleaning the house,doing the laundry,ironing,errands,etc).but here, you do everything and you both need to adjust with your schedules especially for the kids' sake.also,everybody here is with credit and we need that to improve our credit scores.the thing positive here is that if you work hard, you will be well compensated and you can provide for your family.in our country,even if you work hard, your pay is just the same.you cannot send your kid to a good school....
  5. by   RGN1
    Where my house in FL is you can get cleaners etc etc - I fully intend to as well!
  6. by   Clarecartwright
    Lol I dont blame you
  7. by   RGN1
    Quote from Clarecartwright
    Lol I dont blame you
    Have one here - don't intend to give it up there!!

    Although I have told DH that he's pretty much going to be in charge of all that sorta stuff in the USA!!!!

    OKAY, OKAY I know I've 2 hopes - Bob Hope & No Hope - but a girl can dream can't she???
  8. by   Clarecartwright
    LMAO Ive said that too my DH too - that if and when we get there he can be a house husband for a bit - funny thing is though he thinks this just involves washing up and then playing Golf all day lol
  9. by   madwife2002
    Hey the only way my husband would get to be a house husband would be if he cooked, cleaned, did the washing, walked the dog, did the shopping, sorted out the finances ie paid the bills on time. The list is endless.
  10. by   english_nurse
    a womens work is never done!!!
  11. by   chrissy51
    tHAT IT WOULD BE MUCH QUICKER TO LIST MY BASIC NURSING QUALIFICATIONS AND FORGET ABOUT ALL THE COURSES ETC = SHORTENED THE TIME - i'M STILL WAITING AFTER 12 MONTHS FOR CONFIRMATION OF COURSES WHICH i PROBABLY WON'T NEED TO USE !
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from chrissy51
    tHAT IT WOULD BE MUCH QUICKER TO LIST MY BASIC NURSING QUALIFICATIONS AND FORGET ABOUT ALL THE COURSES ETC = SHORTENED THE TIME - i'M STILL WAITING AFTER 12 MONTHS FOR CONFIRMATION OF COURSES WHICH i PROBABLY WON'T NEED TO USE !
    Ouch... that is a bit long. Hope it speeds up for you soon
  13. by   chrissy51
    just takes so long Waiting to move to Kansas as I met my husband 18 months ago and he farms near the nebraska border At present I am working for the British army in Germany and he is in Kansas - not a good start and we have only been married 12 months - the process for citizenship is almost as complicated as the CGFNS!!

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