Friday, February 06, 2009

oh canada...

We made it to Canada. We stayed in Michigan last night and came across the border today.

The immigration part took like 2 minutes. The customs part took almost and hour and a half but it was mainly because I do not have an address here yet and the place we are renting short term I do not have the address of yet and the phone number I did not have but on email.

I finally got the number and left a message and then they, THANKFULLY, called back quick and all was good.

Next was the fact that we bought our van at such a good price and their value book showed it was more and then one of the agents was telling me we had to have it over 6 months or take a huge hit. But I had called about this prior along with everything else regarding the car so the woman helping us went to check and beyond the import fee ($240) we owed not one other cent. WAHOOOO!!!

So we are just outside Toronto and exhausted. The shippers have been delayed so we will be taking our sweet time to get to Quebec city and will likely not be to Nova Scotia until the middle of next week.

We are all beyond tired of being in the car. The poor dogs are dealing with trying to sniff a place to poop in the snow along with one getting car sick today in the Toronto traffic. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

More soon.

16 om's.:

MSEH said...

So glad you hear that the vehicle import went well! I had posted a comment about that earlier. Three cheers!

battynurse said...

Glad to hear that the getting into Canada went fairly smoothly. Hope the rest of the trip does. Hugs to you all.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Congratulations on crossing the border. You're so close to your new home. Actually, your new living space--you're sort of bringing "home" with you :-)

Pepper said...

Yay for making it over the border! I hope the rest of the trip goes well.

sacredandscarred said...

Glad you made it over the border!

Billy said...

Glad you made it through customs all right. And very good that you found out before about the van and didn't have to pay beyond the import fee.

LJ said...

Congrats on the mega progress! Phew!

Jennifer said...

Great news on your entry into Canada! Good luck with the rest of the drive!!!

Catherine said...

Welcome to Canada! Glad to have you as one of us!

calliope said...

welcome to Canada!
hope the next leg(s) of your trip are nice and smooth.

tireegal68 said...

Congrats, you weary travelers! You are real troupers in the best sense of the word. I hope you get some rest and soft beds. I hope the doggies feel better. That sucks about the snow - my poor doggies have the same problem - but now the snow is melting.
Glad the border went pretty smoothly. Yeah for not having to pay more for the van tax.
Take care!
TG:)

Canada Calling said...

Welcome to Canada! Welcome home!

Neenie said...

So happy you crossed the border!!! I love hearing these mini soap operas from you- even though I wish you no drama and an uneventful trip- it's still a good read to see what you guys are up to and how the trip is going!!!
WAHOOOOO about not owing another cent also!! Nothing beats saving money man...NOTHING!!!!
I give you massive kudos for doing this with a lil boy, 2 puppies and a big wiggly, kicking tummy. You kick ass as usual....stay safe & Be well and xoxoxoxxo

butterflyanla said...

Woo Hoo Glad you have made it to Canada!

K said...

Woo Hoooooo! Congratulations! Sounds like you had quite the journey. You must be so relieved to have it behind you so your next adventure can begin.

Birdies Mama said...

SO glad to hear that your now a proud resident of Canada! Yeah! You go girl!