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#123441 - 12/30/06 10:07 AM a year in review
markgreyblue Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 5400
Loc: Pasadena, CA
I had gone to Toronto with two weeks worth of clothes -

expecting my 'things' to be delivered after two weeks as scheduled -

well - they didn't arrive - for misinformation I got -

then I built a life out of nothing - and experimented with new designs

along - the way -

I also learned about the wonderful misspellings - customer service agents in America can do

and create fictitious addresses that do not exist in the world - and so your credit accounts become frozen -

and so - you basically are stranded in a foreign country - if you do not have cash in your bank account -

luckily - I had just enough - until - my equity line approval came through - with the by-pass of
the fact that I am NOT Canadian - and I DO NOT have a social insurance number (like a social security number here) -

it was a good idea - to pay as I did for my condo - this made - getting $ - more easily - made me more credible - as

no one knew me -

so all that I built over the year -

now in Boston - my things are emerging -

I so forgot - what I had - in detail

here's the stuff

- it's all in process - so the house is a mess at this time.

http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r74/markgreyblue2/collezzione/

then naturally - I had to deal with settling in Canada -

the job search -

the new culture -

making friends -

dealing with my dad

healing

Dealing with Canadian Contractors!! aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

going crazy -

- and thank GOD for photos!!

and church!!

and actually - the wonderful culture of Canada.......

and the food -

and then

loosing my life up there

loosing my dear birds too

selling all my things

in short time

and coming to Boston

finding a job -

finding an apartment

unpacking my crap

starting again and all that -

managing my tenants up in Toronto

and away - we go!


ttys -

Mark.

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"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#123442 - 12/30/06 10:14 AM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
and keeping your american taxes paid

dealing with immigration papers -

paying your canadian taxes

american accountants! - (thankfully are nice0

Canadian Lawyers - kind of nice too -

phew!

wild run..

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-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#123443 - 12/30/06 10:43 AM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
and robbed last Fall your first in Canada.

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praise god - i made in through last year...

I'M STILL HERE!!!!!

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-wisdom of the hopi elders

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#123444 - 12/30/06 10:53 AM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
Thank You very much to all my friends who were there to help.

You all had received my words -

without too much protest -

Happy New Year and blessings to everyone here!

Mark

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-wisdom of the hopi elders

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#123445 - 12/30/06 10:53 AM Re: a year in review
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Thanks.

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#123446 - 12/30/06 11:20 AM Re: a year in review
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yes, and I do believe I did rather well.

Mark pats himself on the back!

coffee time!!!!

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-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#123447 - 12/30/06 01:11 PM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
this came to me this morning in sort of a sudden realization of my life this year.

i wrote it down - in a kind of scramble.

and now - after adding thanks -

i want to also add

that i know - i am NOT the only person here - with tough times this year.

we each have had our share.

shadowkid -

tallsteve -

so many

to name just two that pop to mind...

we are lucky we made it

\:\)

and it's good we did.

yep - we're SURVIVORS!

Happy New Year Guys!!!!

((((hug))))))

xoxoxo

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"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#123448 - 12/30/06 01:27 PM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
I am so ready to dance my butt off

tomorrow night -

have a good one all!

_________________________
"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#123449 - 12/30/06 04:18 PM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 527
Loc: Marlboro, MA 01752
Yes, Canadian culture is great. I go to Quebec at least once a year. It is the nearest province for me. But I have been to Ont. and Toronto - I loved driving in the back country near Orange and seeing the old farmhouse architecture.

My ex-wife, an Australian lives, in Vancouver and I have been to visit her about 5 or 6 times. Beautiful area, fun taking the ferry boats all over and good food and great food markets.

For the most part Canadians are civilized. I too was robbed, so with no ID at all and had to come back into the US with nothing was an interesting experience! The bus had to wait while I was taken off and questioned while they checked
for my name on some bad list. This was way back when.

I saw the book on Bosch in your photo set. I love his depictions of life in the Low Lands - the backgrounds, then the little details around the subjects etc etc.

Thank you for your New Year greetings, your brief bio and how you cope. Keep it up. And don't get TOO rowdy.

So you have a Happy and Interesting New Year my Friend MarkGreyBlue,

froggy

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#123450 - 12/30/06 08:22 PM Re: a year in review
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
Thanks Frog-diddy!


Bosch is a unique person in history -

Anysways - I'm out and about -

and hungry like crazy - so

I'll talk to you later -

in regards to getting too rowdy -

the only rowdy might be - excessive boogie -

and so plopping to sleep -

ex post boogie - drinking more than three -

produces the tecnicolour yawn in me -

and the worshipping of American Standard.

so thanks and You have a fun one too -
MGB

_________________________
"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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