So…the house deal fell through last Thursday. Her agent left a message wih mine that he couldn’t even get in touch with her to collect the deposit cheque, so deal was null and void. Huge disappointment and the hosue was kept off the market for a week. That left me rather despondent for a few days and this was compounded by the discovery that Canada seems to have a rather draconian tax regime. Apparently if I want to maintan any ties to the country of my birth I have to pay a rather hefty premium for such a priviledge. Unlike most western countries, which tax you only on doemstic earnings and don’t take a cut of earnings which you have already paid tax on, Canada wants it all. So, would end up being taxed twice if I maintain connections. So have had to file a non-residency declaration and cross fingers that they will accept it. Feeling rather low right now.
PS. Am enthused however about the Tagaroo plug-in for wordpress that uses OpenCalais to suggest tags for your posts and also searches Flickr for images that match those tags. Very cool. It suggested the image I attached to this post. Neato!