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    Neonred got a reaction from Ontarkie in Save The Last Rants For Me   
    Down here in the FL Keys it's pronounced barracuda and it's a mean fish with razor sharp teeth.
     
    Into our second week of vacation.  Last week we traveled north to Savannah GA.  It was very warm and my wife suffered.  First day took the hop on hop off trolley tour, then walked across town to a restaurant.  By the next morning my wife had blisters on her feet and she was done.  One additional day and then returned home.  A day at home to cut the grass and collect mail then down here to the Keys house.  Arrived Sunday and found that the AC was not working.  Spent a very uncomfortable night in the heat and humidity.  Wife was miserable.  Monday am the AC tech arrived and spent a few hours diagnosing the problem.  Faulty expansion valve.  He left saying he will be back when he has the part.  Texted him that late afternoon to ask if they had the part.  They told me they were waiting on the distributor to get back to them.  I knew the the part was not available in the Keys.  Called a friend who is an AC guy in Naples and he said he would pick up the part in the morning.  
     
    Today our local AC guys didn't have much to say, still waiting.  Told them I could get the part.  Made the 2 1/2 hour drive to meet our friend half way, then drove the 2 1/2 hours back, and let the local guy know I had the part.  They will be here tomorrow am to fix the AC.  One more night of heat and humidity. 
     
    I LOVE MY VACATION
     
    My daughter and her husband are coming down Wednesday night or Thursday morning depending on if the boat trailer lights are working.  Son in law is NOT very handy when it comes to repairing things.  On top of that they lost the license plate for the boat trailer.
     
    I need another beer...
     
     
     
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    Neonred reacted to laylalex in Save The Last Rants For Me   
    Report in from halfway through the British Invasion: I am alive! My mother and mother-in-law are off to Vegas tomorrow morning for some light (heavy) indulgences, including spa treatments, some gambling, and some show which they were both snickering about so it's probably something like Chippendales or whatever the latest "sexy" iteration of Cirque de Soleil is out there.
     
    My stepdaughter is growing up so fast -- she is most certainly a tween now. She also has far better fashion sense than I had at her age, which is depressing. She also seems to know everything about everything, which I also claimed at that age, but I suspect she might actually.  She's scarily brilliant, just like her dad. I've been getting along well with her mum, too, after I got over some of my insecurity being around her. She's just so nice about everything, and to everyone, nearly all the time, and she's just an all-around lovely person (most of the time). But Alex says he is very aware of why they never got back together, and I should stop making problems where there aren't any. My sister-in-law floats in and out as she feels like it -- her sort-of boyfriend (always unclear) lives in Beverly Hills, and so she stays with him until she's tired of it. He and I are acquainted and the less said the better but I'd get sick of him too. I am enjoying seeing everyone, but also enjoying the nights I let him be where they're staying and I am blissfully alone.   
     
    On my own family front, my mother's family is exploding with a massive secret uncovered. My mother is one of 7, 8 originally but one passed. 4 of them have had their DNA tested -- 2 of the oldest and 2 of the youngest 3. Well, my mom and her closest in age sister are definitely full siblings, and turn out to be significantly more English and Scottish than they expected. And the 2 younger? Errrrrr.... where did all this Mediterranean DNA come from?
     
    Well, the entire family is up in arms, with one brother refusing to accept any of it and refusing to test, even though he is in between the two sisters who don't share the same father with my mom and her closest-in-age sister. He resigned from the family FB group today in protest! Apparently my grandmother was informed of the results of the two younger sisters a while ago, but she told them they were wrong, she definitely had never had sex with anyone but my grandfather, etc. Now they are trying to figure out whether to push the matter further with my grandmother who is in her early 90s. I think she may have hoped she could have taken this to the grave but now the can of worms is fully open. The hypothesis is that the bio-dad of the younger sisters was my grandfather's best friend.
     
    My husband thinks this last bit is most hysterical, because before he and I got together he was best friends with my ex. Today he said it had just occurred to him that it must run in the family. I did not appreciate this.
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    Neonred reacted to Crazy Cat in US Passport Online Renewal   
    I just learned that some US passport holders can now renew regular passports online through a pilot program.  I just renewed mine online this morning..... quick, easy, convenient.
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    Neonred reacted to MarJhi in I-129F Criminal History Questions   
    I think you've made up your mind that lying by omission is a solid strategy. You don't have to convince anyone on here that's a good idea, we aren't handling your petition. In spite of your attempts to rationalize this I think it's a terrible idea, but you go ahead and do what it appears you're determined to do. 
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    Neonred reacted to MaxP22 in Overstay and possible lawyer help   
    You are not eligible to travel under the VWP, for life, due to your overstay. Therefore you won't be applying for an ESTA ever again.
     
    B2 visa is your only option if you want to visit.
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    Neonred got a reaction from AnJay in So ruthless Russian   
    So sad you didn't see the red flags and allowed yourself to be played.  The amount of money spent just wows me.
     
    There are some great women out there, just be careful going forward.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Nature Boy 2.0 in Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia   
    She is attracting a lot of attention here but if it were you or me do you think anyone would care or want to help us get out of there?
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    Neonred got a reaction from TBoneTX in Ethanol must go!   
    Ethanol mixed with gasoline?  Not a fan.
     
    Ethanol mixed with Sprite or Coke or Tonic?  Much better.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in Should She or Shouldn't She? Will She or Won't She?   
    Gosh.  I hope this doesn't mean we are going to get cut off from all those cheap goods we get from Taiwan.  After all they may be marginally better than the cheap garbage we get from mainland China.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in Ethanol must go!   
    Ethanol mixed with gasoline?  Not a fan.
     
    Ethanol mixed with Sprite or Coke or Tonic?  Much better.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in Should She or Shouldn't She? Will She or Won't She?   
    I'd be willing to give the Chinese Nancy.
     
    They can have her.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Ban Hammer in Ethanol must go!   
    Ethanol mixed with gasoline?  Not a fan.
     
    Ethanol mixed with Sprite or Coke or Tonic?  Much better.
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    Neonred got a reaction from DaveAndAnastasia in So ruthless Russian   
    So sad you didn't see the red flags and allowed yourself to be played.  The amount of money spent just wows me.
     
    There are some great women out there, just be careful going forward.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in So ruthless Russian   
    So sad you didn't see the red flags and allowed yourself to be played.  The amount of money spent just wows me.
     
    There are some great women out there, just be careful going forward.
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    Neonred reacted to Strawberrymermaid in I-864 only enforceable if immigrant gets visa correct?   
    Thank you to everyone who followed along.. 💟 I am the one who wanted this so don't feel sad for me persay, just take my situation as an example for anyone else NOT to have to go through. I feel my eyes were opened finally.

    Another word of caution to anyone reading this and still in the process, this sounds silly but I am trying to offer some advice- make SURE you don't keep in this situation for a sunken costs reason, or to feel like you finally "won" if/ when they get their visa. The only reason you are going through this is so you can be together and then start your life. I fought so hard, tried so many things, expedites, being patient, research, time and money spent, trips to Russia etc... as if it was a problem I was trying to solve to get over the hump to finally be together. I focused on the formalities and difficulties of the paperwork during a worldwide pandemic and didn't really look at the compatibility of myself and my partner. We straight up were not compatible in any way and me fighting for the paperwork (and then the disaster that is Moscow embassy closing and having to do CRAZY getting ducks in a row to get an interview) that took up so much of my time that I overlooked just how miserable I would have been when we finally got to live a married life together, the REAL ACTUAL relationship. No real shared life goals, interests, or wants. I then didn't file divorce sooner because I felt terrible about the war and his situation in Russia. It's not my fault or duty to "save" him , and its not yours either. So just heed my advice, please. 😀
     
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    Neonred reacted to Strawberrymermaid in I-864 only enforceable if immigrant gets visa correct?   
    That’s a good question. My attorney said she was looking into how to handle it last week and I think asking the judge in my county as well? Perhaps publication could be allowed but again a real mess given the current situation. What I’m also not understand is if I do agree to send him any money how would he even get it? All transfer services and bank cards have been cut off. Can you pay alimony in crypto? 😂😂 
     
    Let this be a warning to those starting the process. Be absolutely sure this is what you want because it’s a mess to get out of 
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    Neonred reacted to Chancy in Transit Visa through Germany?   
    If your VJ timeline is correct that your husband has yet to enter the US with his visa, then it's impossible for him to already have a conditional green card.  GCs are only issued after US entry with a visa, never before.  That means your husband's current US travel document is an immigrant (spouse) visa, not a conditional GC.  Regardless, transit visa still not required for Germany layover.
     
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    Neonred got a reaction from Asia in Save The Last Rants For Me   
    My healthy evening snack of ice cream seems to keep me from being hungry at night.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Asia in Save The Last Rants For Me   
    Oh hooray.  Yesterday was the first day of hurricane season, and tomorrow we are expecting our first tropical storm hit.  
     
    Looks like it will mostly be a rain event with 7 or 8 inches Friday and Saturday.
     
    Thankfully two weeks ago we checked and ran the generators and chainsaws.  Last weekend we were at the house in the Keys and prior to leaving secured everything as we always do this time of year.
     
    Bring it on
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in Biden admin quietly approves construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma, Arizona   
    Apparently so as she kept repeating that phrase.
     
    That's all she had.
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    Neonred got a reaction from Dashinka in Biden admin quietly approves construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma, Arizona   
    Karine Jean-Pierre says firmly they are NOT finishing the wall, but fixing the mess Trump created.  
    SMH
     
    Does she really think we are that stupid?
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    Neonred reacted to Misscloud in Denied entry at SEATAC & B1/B2 Visa Revoked - What Next?   
    1. if u married ( no 2) u cant apply for fiance visa. fiance only if u havent get married
    2. u cant apply visa in a country if you are not resident / legal residences in that country
    3. u can do utah online wedding, visit her in her country to consumate the marriage and APPLY spouse visa ( roughly 18 months- 2 years)
     
    immigration journey is expensive and take patience. nothing is fast / express
     
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    Neonred reacted to .yana in "Your Visa is Nearly Approved"   
    Just my personal opinion but even despite the fact that she didn't say the full truth while entering in 2019 - she did not overstay, did not marry you, did not AOS. You guys still did everything correctly from USCIS standpoint. Hopefully that means she gets her visa soon!
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    Neonred got a reaction from Mike E in Behind the Wheel Driving Test in a Tesla Y   
    That's got to be BS.  
     
    I haven't had a car with a right side pull emergency brake in at least 20 years.
     
    Heck, even my '64 Corvair has a left side, below the dash, pull brake.
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    Neonred reacted to arken in Behind the Wheel Driving Test in a Tesla Y   
    In general, if the car doesn't have the parking brake on the right side of driver's seat that the cop can easily pull it in case he senses danger ahead, it won't be allowed for the test.
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