August 2011 – From the Cayman Islands to Canada

Nov 26, 2011   //   by Richard   //   General  //  Comments Off on August 2011 – From the Cayman Islands to Canada

Snowfall in Winnipeg As I look out this morning and see the blanket of fresh white snow we received over night, I thought it would be a great time to write a post.  In fact, over the next couple of posts I would like to update you on what we have accomplished since I last wrote.  Today’s post looks back at August 2011 which was an amazing month culminating in the incorporation of K9xMedia Corp.!  While choosing a time to move away from the Cayman Islands to return to Canada is never easy, we knew that we had to be back before the beginning of September to enable us to choose a high school for my step-daughter to attend.  Therefore, we decided to leave in August during which time my family and I…

  • sold our house and Jeep in the Cayman Islands and moved back to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada;
  • planned and finalized travel plans from the Cayman Islands to Winnipeg for my family including Max (our 80 lb German Shepherd Dog).  If you have never tried to fly during the summer with a dog, DON’T!  If you have tried, you have my sympathies.  It took as a week to arrange his flight and even then we were at the mercy of the weather, as most airlines will refuse to accept a dog in the summer and those that do will refuse to take him if the temperature for the day (anywhere along your route) is forecasted to exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit;
  • arranged and oversaw the loading of our personal belongings into a 20′ container which was a little delayed in arriving in Canada as hurricane Irene decided to play a little havoc with the ship carrying our container;
  • purchased a new house in Winnipeg.  A big thank you goes out to my parents and Mr. Ed Bjorklund from Sutton-Kilkenny Realty who viewed numerous houses on our behalf and provided us with detailed reports and photos to allow us to purchase our new house over the internet without seeing it in person.  If you are looking for a realtor,  we highly recommend that you call Ed  (204.475.9130) who is one of the best realtors in Winnipeg.  He will look after you like no other;
  • factory ordered a new vehicle Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon upon arriving back in Canada. If you are looking at purchasing a vehicle in Winnipeg, we highly recommend that you speak with Richard McClain and Robert Grancich of Eastern Chrysler at 1900 Main Street (204.339.2011).  They provided us with a great price and service; and
  • obtained our Manitoba Driver’s licenses…which required that Brigitte and myself be retested because we were out of Manitoba for more than four years, notwithstanding that we had been driving for almost 30 years!

With K9xMedia Corp. incorporated, we turned our attention to how it will be structured and its activities.  More about that in my next post when I discuss September 2011.

Until next time, take care,

Richard

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