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Shakey is Soon Free!
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:15:17 PM »
I received an invitation in the snail mail today all the way from the US of A.

People don't use snail mail any more do they? I love it when I get something from the US with good old fashioned stamps all over the envelope. I was told "You have an invitation from America, it says so on the envelope, I didn't open it. I left it for you. It looked important what with the stamps and all......."

I tried to adopt a statesmanlike face and said, "Ahh yes, my good friend Bradley I'll bet, perhaps he is governor of the state already, I'll attend to this important communique myself" and snatched it from her grasp and scuttled off with it. :coffeeread:

It was an invitation to the US to attend a small but select gathering from a certain gentleman of this parish named Bradley, or Brad to his pals.

Unfortunately, wifey and I have no current ESTA (visa) for the US, I am in China half of October and she chose Sicily over FL for our pre-Xmas break already so with the remaining school holidays this year, more travel is difficult for us. Much as we like the US and also I have not seen Brad for ages - this one we will have to decline.

I'll leave Brad to tell RUA the nature of the celebration.  :nod:
I apologise.
And so he should.........

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 08:29:00 AM »
Nothing much Stuart.

On December 1st I will make the last of my $4000 per month spousal
support payments.  I thought it was a good reason to host a party.

Party starts at 2:00pm on October 7th at the Sharp homestead. 

What do you do when you finally pay off your mortgage?  You burn the
mortgage.  So at 4:00 were are going to be having a little ceremony where
all the guests get to join me in celebration by burning the page of my divorce
decree that discusses spousal support payments.

Fireworks at 8pm

Food, first class booze, beer, wine and good cigars will be available. 

The party will be on my back porch and I'm short of patio chairs so I suggest
you bring one if you want to sit.       

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 09:08:08 AM »
Nothing much Stuart.

On December 1st I will make the last of my $4000 per month spousal
support payments.  I thought it was a good reason to host a party.

Party starts at 2:00pm on October 7th at the Sharp homestead. 

What do you do when you finally pay off your mortgage?  You burn the
mortgage.  So at 4:00 were are going to be having a little ceremony where
all the guests get to join me in celebration by burning the page of my divorce
decree that discusses spousal support payments.

Fireworks at 8pm

Food, first class booze, beer, wine and good cigars will be available. 

The part will be on my back porch and I'm short of patio chairs so I suggest
you bring one if you want to sit.     


Congratulations!!  I know the feeling!
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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 11:33:39 AM »
Unfortunately, wifey and I have no current ESTA (visa) for the US, I am in China half of October and she chose Sicily over FL for our pre-Xmas break already so with the remaining school holidays this year, more travel is difficult for us. Much as we like the US and also I have not seen Brad for ages - this one we will have to decline.

BTW - since when does the holder of a British passport need a visa to enter the USA? 

I always thought your lot could fly in and be granted a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport?
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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 01:15:54 PM »
Unfortunately, wifey and I have no current ESTA (visa) for the US, I am in China half of October and she chose Sicily over FL for our pre-Xmas break already so with the remaining school holidays this year, more travel is difficult for us. Much as we like the US and also I have not seen Brad for ages - this one we will have to decline.

BTW - since when does the holder of a British passport need a visa to enter the USA? 

I always thought your lot could fly in and be granted a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport?

Nope. We need a visa. Being the US, they call it visa waiver:-\  But one must order it in advance, pay online, often wait for approval and be deported if you arrive without one. So its a visa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_System_for_Travel_Authorization
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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 01:41:49 PM »
Nope. We need a visa. Being the US, they call it visa waiver:-\  But one must order it in advance, pay online, often wait for approval and be deported if you arrive without one. So its a visa.

It appears you could fly to Toronto or Mexico City and drive into the USA without a visa and then fly home. 

But you need a visa when flying directly to the USA

Funny law. 
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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 02:10:32 PM »
Nothing much Stuart.

On December 1st I will make the last of my $4000 per month spousal
support payments.  I thought it was a good reason to host a party.


$4000/month spousal support?  :o :o :o :o
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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 02:14:13 PM »
$4000/month spousal support?  :o :o :o :o

Yes - for 48 months.  Total $192,000.

The USA is a wonderful country with very fair laws.  Work hard, be successful
let your wife stay at home and take English lessons and you too can give away
half of everything you own when the marriage ends!

:laugh:

Anyone that gets married today to a foreign woman WITHOUT a prenuptial
agreement needs their head examined.   

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 06:02:46 PM »
Nothing much Stuart.

On December 1st I will make the last of my $4000 per month spousal
support payments.  I thought it was a good reason to host a party.

Party starts at 2:00pm on October 7th at the Sharp homestead. 

What do you do when you finally pay off your mortgage?  You burn the
mortgage.  So at 4:00 were are going to be having a little ceremony where
all the guests get to join me in celebration by burning the page of my divorce
decree that discusses spousal support payments.

Fireworks at 8pm

Food, first class booze, beer, wine and good cigars will be available. 

The party will be on my back porch and I'm short of patio chairs so I suggest
you bring one if you want to sit.       



Na tvoyo zdroveye!! Pozdravyayu! ;D  tiphat :thumbsup: Ya schastliv za tyebya!

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 06:34:27 PM »
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What do you do when you finally pay off your mortgage?  You burn the
mortgage.

I believe since the mortgage company has a lien on your property title until it is paid off, you should have filed an addendum to the property deed that states that the mortgage was paid off at the county clerk land office.  I don't think the mortgage company is going to notify the county office when you have a zero balance on the account.

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 08:54:29 PM »
I believe since the mortgage company has a lien on your property title until it is paid off, you should have filed an addendum to the property deed that states that the mortgage was paid off at the county clerk land office.  I don't think the mortgage company is going to notify the county office when you have a zero balance on the account.

You seem to have missed the point completely.

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 09:02:00 PM »
 Congrats Shakey! So what are you going to be doing with that extra money you'll have at your disposal? Treat yourself to a new car? Could get a pretty nice one at 4,000 per month payments!

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 09:16:47 PM »
Congrats Shakey! So what are you going to be doing with that extra money you'll have at your disposal? Treat yourself to a new car? Could get a pretty nice one at 4,000 per month payments!

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 09:50:52 PM »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Shakey is Soon Free!
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 11:36:27 PM »


Nope. We need a visa.

Nope - we do not need a 'visa'

It is part of the Visa WAIVER program and it is a piece of  xxxx to get ..$14 each and you need to apply apply at least 72 hours beforehand - hardly a barrier to travel ...