Monthly Archives: April 2011

Zecco Problems Continue

If you’ve been following our progress toward moving to New Zealand, you probably read my previous entry about problems with my Zecco online brokerage account.  Yes, Zecco continues to screw up my transfers. This time, Zecco brokerage transferred too much … Continue reading

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New Zealand Visa Approved!

Today while sitting at the DMV for over an hour, waiting to finalize the transfer of our car to the new owner, Caitlin from the New Zealand Consulate in Los Angeles called me to let me know that my work … Continue reading

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USA Taxes

Since the Swallows went to bed before I was ready to finalize my tax returns and I needed to print out more forms from the printer in their bedroom, I decided to check out e-filing.  I did this last year, … Continue reading

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A Short Hike

This afternoon, we walked up the street to where Yosemite Lakes Park (the part of Coarsegold in which we are staying) has a recreational trail to the top of the ridge.  It was a pleasant walk on the whole.  This … Continue reading

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Finally, a slower day

The past four weeks (has it really been only that long?) have been very hectic.  Getting packed and driving here, then separating things into what we want to keep and take with us, what we want to ship to New … Continue reading

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Honda Civic is sold – yay!

Our patience finally paid off this morning, as a guy bought our car from us.  We accepted a few hundred dollars less than the Honda was listed for on Craigslist, but we are happy with the sale. Daniel needs a … Continue reading

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The Missing Pink Slip

To show ownership of a vehicle here in California, we have what is called a “pink slip”.  When you sell your car, you sign the back of the pink slip over to the new owner, and then fill out another … Continue reading

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Successful Yard Sale

Our yard sale yesterday was quite busy, more so than I had expected.  We didn’t sell everything, but we did sell most of the stuff.  We’ll take the rest of the stuff to the thrift store tomorrow. We had planned … Continue reading

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Zecco Trading Problems

I have used and appreciated Zecco Trading for my online stock brokerage account.  They’ve always been fairly good and trustworthy most of the time.  Sure, there were occasional “misunderstandings” about what to do with stock options, but for the most … Continue reading

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Rainy Day

It is raining here in Coarsegold today, and it expected to rain tomorrow, as well.  Snow down to 3000 feet (914 meters).  We’re hoping it lets up in time for our Saturday yard sale.  We have a lot of stuff … Continue reading

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