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Hello, Calgary

So, by now we are fully functioning Canadians. 
I never fully realized how much work it would be to move to another country, and that includes some of the facilitation of the move that was done for us by Terr's company. Paperwork, bureaucracy, applications, proof, licenses, doctors, healthcare, insurance, paperwork for the animals, unpacking, climate change. We could really not have picked a different type of locale from Houston than Calgary. 
From the moment we moved up here, we have been mostly frozen solid, and it doesn't seem that we are going to thaw anytime soon. Although I hated the unrelenting Houston heat, a little compromise between the two extremes doesn't seem to be out of order to me. 
And of course, there are the mundane challenges. The favorite products and brands that cannot be procured in Canada. The shipping charges and duties and waiting weeks for my mother to receive a letter that used to reach her in two days. The more serious challenges have been rel…

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