Thursday, April 29, 2010
(Also Student Permits)
No. Don't go away, you haven't wandered into the wrong blog. I have been dealing with boots and MRI's for one kid, (Puck), and wading through miles of incomprehensible paperwork for the other.
Calcaneal Stress Fracture since, oh, about January. I just didn't know it. Stubborn mom finally decided to listen to him and got him in to see a Sports Physician. One MRI later and Puck is now wearing a boot. For three weeks. I have been less than truthful about the length of recovery time. I didn't tell him that after the boot was off, he may not be able to play Lacrosse for three more weeks. I think I'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
As for Teen, well, let's just say the process of getting a Student Permit for studying in Canada could be a bit less confusing. Just cross your fingers and hope they don't decide he needs a Custodian. I'm in deep trouble if they decide he needs a Custodian. (The legal age in Vancouver is 19. He won't be 19 until May of 2011.) Sigh. You have to apply at the Canadian Embassy and the nearest one is in Michigan. Also? They will not accept telephone questions about immigration. Everything must be email or snail mail form. Don't they realize what email does to a simple question like: Canadian Immigration Services has a price posted of $125.00 for this permit, but the embassy website says $115.00, which one is correct? A simple question that should take just seconds to answer turns into an endless round of emails before you get your simple answer. Sigh. Do you think they'll turn my application back if I've overpaid?
I think I'll go to knitting tonight. That is after I bring the kid home from his Dr. appointment.
Whew, Vancouver? What a nice family Teen has to facilitate that "little" venture!
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