Yesterday I was in bed most of the day, laid up by my cold. Whilst WoW’ing on the PowerBook in bed in the evening, Airport Extreme is the best invention since sliced bread, I heard my wife come running up the stairs.
‘How could you not tell me?!’ I ran through my head for all the things I could be getting blamed for; not that I was going to admit anything. I opted for looking blankly at her. ‘We have post from the Canadian Embassy!’ I’d brought the mail in earlier and hadn’t noticed the Maple Leaf insignia on the envelope.
She ripped the envelope apart and read the contents within five seconds, I’ve never met as fast as reader as her. ‘Medicals!’ She shouted. ‘We’ve been approved without interview, just the medicals to go!’ She then bounced up and down for a while in excitement while I polished off a level 27 creature in WoW.
What these means is we could be finished with the whole application in three months or so and living in Canada any time after that. Wow indeed. Just the house, possessions and cars to sell first … we could be a while yet.
Edit: We got the Visa’s on May 6th, three months after this.