7.11.2005

happy birthday wmtc

We move to canada is one year old today!

Let's see, what was happening in my life on July 11, 2004?

- Our immigration application had been in the queue for five weeks.

- I was spending my days and nights trying to elect John Kerry.

- The Yankees were seven games up in the AL East.

- I didn't know any of you great people.

Today:

- The Red Sox are two games up in the AL East.

- I am 50 days away from moving to Canada.

- We are renting a house in the exact location I wanted.

- I am part of this supportive community.

It's been a big year!

* * * *

Last year at this time:

- About 780 Americans, English, and don't forget Polands, were still alive.

- Some 10,000 Iraqis were still alive.

- Thousands of people still had two legs, two arms and functioning eyes, who are now adapting to life with a permanent disability.

Let's never forget what's at stake.

14 comments:

Lone Primate said...

It's amazing how much can change in just a year, particularly when they seem to fly past. A lot of the changes you mention are due to things you yourself set in motion. It must give you a nice sense of personal empowerment. :)

More changes ahead. Lash yourself to the mast till you're in "port". ;)

L-girl said...

It must give you a nice sense of personal empowerment. :)

Thank you. It truly does. I have always had a sense of creating my own life as opposed to following a pre-ordained path. Whether or not it's accurate, it feels good.

More changes ahead.

That's for sure. Looking too far ahead, it can feel overwhelming. But one step at a time, it's all manageable.

Lash yourself to the mast till you're in "port". ;)

Ha, good advice! Thanks for bringing a smile to my morning.

Niko said...

You give me hope that by this time next year we'll be in Toronto :-)

Happy Anniversary!

BTW, Our place next July 1st we're going to have a Canada Day BBQ - you and red are invited to our yet unfound house in Toronto...

L-girl said...

Thanks, Niko!

We had the same idea. :) We want to have a big open house / bbq next June. We want to invite all our friends and family from NY (whoever can make it, great) and our new Canadian friends. Hopefully you and Mason will be our neighbors by that time!

G said...

Happy anniversary! I love stories with happy endings, as well as new beginnings, don't you?

:-)
G

Sass said...

Happy anniversary and many more to come!

L-girl said...

Thank you! And yes, G, I do!

Another anniversary is coming up in 9 days, so save some good wishes for then. Stay tuned. :)

Kyle_From_Ottawa said...

Happy WMTC anniversary!

freewriter said...

Hey, Port Credit, I lived there when I was really tiny [2-3 years old] a few very vague good memories.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Kyle! You are one of the original readers.

Freewriter: cool! There's a picture of the house in this post.

Crabbi said...

Happy anniversary! I look forward to hearing about the next one - Redsock's blog(s) maybe?

Anonymous said...

Hey L-Girl it's ALPF
Happy Anniversary to WMTC!!!
I haven't been in summer hibernation, I actually have been busy working lately. Sucks when work gets in the way of wasting time reading trivial news articles on the internet.
Here's one...

http://www.vivelecanada.ca/article.php/20050708201938842

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Man you should be glad your not living here yet. We are having the hottest summer on record in Southern Ontario. It's so gross you can't even breathe properly with all the smog and humidity. Maybe we are getting all the stinky hot weather out of the way this year before you move up.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Crabbi! It's something much better than that. :)

And thanks, ALPF!!! You are also an "original" reader. Yeah, my day-job occasionally gets in the way of my emailing, newspaper reading and net surfing. It really sucks.

"Man you should be glad your not living here yet. We are having the hottest summer on record in Southern Ontario. It's so gross you can't even breathe properly with all the smog and humidity."

Yuck! It sounds like a bad summer in NYC, where it's hideous just to go outside.

"Maybe we are getting all the stinky hot weather out of the way this year before you move up."

Could you arrange that please? I'd much appreciate it.

Crabbi said...

OK, now I'm REALLY curious :)

I hope we'll all be celebrating another anniversary next summer. Maybe the beginning of the end of this administration? Things are heating up for lil Karl and Worthless Leader.