What a difference a day makes. Well, a day – and a decision. Yesterday, I briefly outlined the problem we faced regarding our desire to extend Akemi’s visitor visa. In short, we’d made a mistake by applying online rather than going through a lawyer – a mistake that, I feared, could result in Akemi being forced to return to Japan on October 18th. Following a sleepless night, I was struck by a thought – a Hail Mary idea that could undo the potential damage and set things right. All I had to do, I figured, was cancel the online application and defer to our immigration lawyer. Simple, no? Yes, you guessed it. No. Try as I might, I couldn’t figure out how to cancel the application. Akemi’s profile page simply informed us that the application was pending. Following many fruitless attempts to find any how-to information on the subject, I elected to phone up Immigration Canada’s call center and ask. I got the automated system and, eventually, an answer. But not to the question I’d originally wanted answer. I never did find out how to cancel an online application. But I did find out that Akemi’s application for an extension of her visitor visa was approved! So, she’ll be with us for another six months (and, possibly, longer – but more on that in future blog entries).
Over the course of 24 hours, we went from this –
To THIS –
Tonight, we celebrated with good friends – and good schnitzel at the Country Style Hungarian…
Sarah, Alex’s (much) better half was also in attendance but I didn’t snap a pic of her so you’ll have to trust me on this one.
So, all in all, a MUCH better day.
Glad I could clear that up.
Tomorrow, much running around ahead of our big Montreal road trip. Also, I’ll finally (hopefully) resume my trip down memory lane as I reflect back on SG-1’s final season…