In the last 7 days:
- I found out that I passed my citizenship test, and I have a date for my ceremony! I’ll become a Canadian citizen* on May 29th. This means that I’ll miss out on voting in the BC election by a couple of weeks, but after 7 years of dealing with various flavours of immigration hassle, I’m not complaining!
- I finally tracked down the cheque I was supposed to get in January, for some overtime I put in on a massive grant that had a budget for such things. Turns out they’d tried to just cut me a regular cheque, not realising that I was an employee and not a freelancer, and it got stalled when a different office found a match for my name in the employee list, but couldn’t find my email address. Now they know who I am, they’re going to add the amount to my next pay-cheque instead.
- Another cheque is in the post! It’s the first of the royalties from a long and difficult freelance highschool textbook writing project that ended in January 2008. I’ll try to find out how much I’m allowed to blog about this 😉
So, yeah, I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself. Neither cheque is very large, but it’s a great start, and means I get to write off all kinds of interesting things on my next tax return. And becoming Canadian is very important to me, so that’s hugely exciting, not to mention a massive relief!
So, seeing as it’s the weekend, let’s have some fun!