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They're Finally Here!

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A week and a half ago, my fiance from Guangzhou and her son finally moved in with me, after we got our fiance visa and had a long-distance relationship for almost 2 years.

Everything is going really well now: her son had his first day in American school today. We got our marriage license Saturday and will marry this Thursday. After that, I can finally get them on my health, dental, and life insurance. Then, apply for the permanent resident status based on our marriage and also apply for a temporary work permit, pending the permanent resident status.

For now, she is a housewife, which does not suit her. She is good at it, but she is the type who has too many career goals to sit at home and be a housewife. Also, in this terrible American job market, where people are laid off all the time, it will be better if we are both working; more secure.

Wish us luck!

If someone has some tips on how to get a hot enough flame for proper Chinese stir fry on a typical American stove, please let me know!

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Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-5-20 08:24
Great news that your new life is complete!
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-5-20 09:02
Reply Report seanboyce88 2014-5-20 10:26
You story has been a lovely read, I wish you all the best in your new life together.

As for the stove...I don't know, just throw some gasoline around and light it, that should work :p
Reply Report chinalionfish 2014-5-20 10:58
Congratulations. Cherish and enjoy the moment you are together.   
Regarding to American stove, I don't know details. But if the flame is not enough. It's better to pre-boil vegetables and meat in pure hot water, one by one. Then, fry them together. I always use this way if the vegetable is too old.
Reply Report laoren1234 2014-5-20 11:49
Reply Report KIyer 2014-5-20 14:00
wish you all the best! things will settle and work out. The USA is a great place for active, energetic people
Reply Report teamkrejados 2014-5-20 16:27
The very best to you and your family!
Reply Report 286633460 2014-5-20 17:33
It is a happy ending for us who keep reading your post, thanks to sharing  a lovely story  with us ,and be considerate and cherish your wife and make her happy  will be  my only advice.
Reply Report KristaChen 2014-5-20 23:30
Reply Report Kabisco751 2014-5-21 00:27
Great.lot of congratulations
Reply Report Brittany_liu 2014-8-25 10:13
So how's the things going now?
Reply Report Smaug 2014-8-30 07:35
Brittany_liu: So how's the things going now?
Very well, Brittany, thanks for asking! We've been married more than 3 months now. Ivy wants another kid. I don't; we already have a 10 year old boy and a 2 year old girl; they keep us VERY busy.

Ivy just got her work permit and travel document from the US government. That means she can find a job now, and travel outside the US and they will let her back in. She will probably get a job with my company, which is also her old company.

Ivy is a career woman; she is kind of bored and depressed at home. The only thing that is keeping her sane is that she goes to yoga classes several times per week.
Reply Report 丢人现眼 2014-9-10 10:58
Glad things are happening for you!

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