After waiting for over a month I finally have my interview booked for the US Customs and Immigration Services ( That means that I am on my way for the next step in getting that coveted green card. And so far all is good.

But some things surprise me. After having sent in all that paperwork, taking massive amounts of photocopies and all that they request that we bring the originals and copies to the appointment, just in case they want yet another copy of any of the documents. I think that is such waste of time and resources, and think that USCIS should just have a scanner there and scan any documents they want to keep aspare copy of. That way it could easily be attached to my file and used by anybody who needs to work on my case. But I know that is pie-in-the sky thinking, so I’m just going to start getting all those copies now. I have about 2 months to do it.

As happens every year a couple days into July, Kula becomes more clingy than ever. She doesn’t like most loud noises, pops, the dryer buzzer, or typical bangs and she hates firecrackers. So she’s always underfoot and needy for the first week of July. Fireworks are exploding right now and she’s in the bedroom in her usual place (under the bed) with Henrik. He’s watching Independence Day and I’m making homemade chocolate butterscotch ice cream. We had the usual 4th of July bbq and went for a nice walk at the beach. Pawka is sleeping through the whole affair. If you got to blow up any signs with your M80s, hope you had fun.