Monday, July 27, 2015

Guitars Available to Good Home

They've had their shots.  They are mostly house-broken.

Just kidding :) (Keep reading, or scroll to the bottom, for info on the 2 guitars for sell)

Some of you know, and some of you don't, that Lars is currently working on getting his paperwork completed for his immigration.  As we currently are, he can't work, he can't drive and filing my taxes is an absolute nightmare.

It is NOT like they show in the movies.  No, its not all "Poof, he can stay and everyone is happy" just because we are married.  Its "file this", mail it off, recieve new letter or email stating "file this and pay this", mail it off, receive new letter or email stating "file this and pay this"....its endless.
We talked to an immigration lawyer who said, "if you expect it to take 6 months, expect 6 years...if you expect 1000 bucks, expect 5000 bucks"...and then I cried all the way home.

Its emotionally and financially draining.  I'm always aware of the deadline - if we aren't able to turn in paperwork within a year then we have to start over.  IF we had been smarter this all could have been done by now - at least where it comes to all the financial part of things.  We still would have to get affidavits, and Dutch Conduct reports, translated birth and marriage records, file our individual statements, and statements from our family and friends, stating that we are a valid relationship.  We would still have to wait stupid amounts of time...BUT it would be moving forward.  Right now we are moving at a snail's pace.  We also have the immediate deadline of October 27th for his passport that we need to renew.  To renew it requires him appear in person for biometric scans and fingerprints.  That's travel to Chicago/Atlanta/Washington D.C., hotel room depending on what time the cheapest flight arrives, the cost of the passport itself (around 150), and a cab ride to his appointment.  If he no longer has a current passport, all progress comes to an abrupt stop as this is only possible IF he has a valid passport.

Lars and I live with the kids and my mother, who is disabled.  I am the only person working and trying to pay all of our standard needs PLUS this is becoming more and more impossible.  We see things pile up and its starts to feel so overwhelming :(.  I live in fear, every day, that time will run out and he will have to leave us - none of us feel that is an option :(.

SO, Lars made the decision to sell 2 of his guitars -

1st is a 7 string Ibanez RG7620, basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets, made in Japan, custom 7 pickups. The guitar is all original. Guitar comes with case.  Sounds beautiful.  Lars would like $750, or best offer.

2nd we have  the B.C. Rich Mockingbird nj series, neck thru body. This guitar is so beautiful in person :).  Comes with Coffin Case in immaculate condition.  (Lars babies is guitars)  $1500 or best offer for this beauty.

You can contact us via email at, on facebook Kendra's page or Lars' page. He can better answer your questions regarding anything technical.  

If you made it this far, thank you for reading :)