- school: we've exchanged letters with the high school over n's situation, and the home school legal defense association has been enlisted, so we have the help of an attorney. hard to believe they will actually want to pursue this, but we'll be ready if they do.
- taxes: not a lot to say here, except that cross-border tax accountants are expensive.
- home buying: our financing saga (at least chapter one) looks like it may be coming to a close, and that we will be able to sign for our first loan on today or tomorrow. if that happens, that'll provide the money for a down payment. we're looking at places in renton and kent; hopefully, we can find one that fits the bill (in our price range, accessible to renton, good school situation, big enough to host those of you who will come visit! that's not too much to ask, is it? :-).
- transit strike: the provincial government finally stepped in (only a day after saying that they thought it was too early to do anything), and essentially forced the workers to go back to work, to the relief of montrealers and the chagrin of the union. so b is able to get around this week on her own, and she also has an adult friend n staying with her, who has a car for emergencies. God's provision has been abundant!
in Jesus, neither are we.
and because of the word of their testimony,
and they did not love their life even when faced with death