What a week.
Early in the week, I became very close with three new friends — you know who you are, people, and let me tell you, I am so glad you are in my life.
Then I went to see the Sneaker Pimps, and that rocked.
Thursday I got my job offer and signed it, and went rock climbing. Another eventful, exciting day.
Today I drove across the US/Canada border in a rental car and got my work permit under NAFTA for one full year. By the time that expires, my permanent residency should be approved. Yay!
Now, I have to figure out how to make sure Canadian Customs knows about all my stuff crossing the border, and that they comprehend that these items are essential to me completing my work at this job. How I’m going to do that I’m not sure…we’ll just have to see. There is no reason they *shouldn’t*, but the lady at the border tonight was arguing that my items were “non-essential,” and that since I was in Japan, obviously I don’t need the stuff in the US. (Perhaps they might realize that the stuff in the US is what I had to leave behind and repurchase/sell in Japan because international, inter-continental moving is too expensive? Sheesh!) Anyway, I’ll have to do what I can do. Used household goods are just that. *shrug* Any advice?
Down to NJ on Monday and Tuesday. Accepting applications for driving partners. Are you interested?
Hire a shipping company? That’s how I got my stuff to and from Switzerland.
Sheesh. How anal.
You should have filled out a form, or at least, given them a letter stating your intent. Short of that, call the customs board. Worst case, when they send you an outrageous bill, you take it in (I think they’re on Yonge, or at the airport) and that’ll solve it. =) Or at least, that’s how it was done. =)
New Job! New Visa!