The forecast is calling for another full week of overnight temperatures in the -25 to -32 C range (-13 to -26 F) ..... darn cold!! But today's high is expected to reach a balmy -10 C (14 F) with brilliant sunshine, so it is all good.
I haven't yet hauled my sorry arse out of bed, but am still cuddling here with my little dog and wishing I was with a man. I'm pretty tired because I achieved two fairly big milestones on my journey in one day, with a demanding day at work in between.
A. I had an early-morning lawyer's meeting to file solely for an uncontested divorce and to pay their $850 fee. This application (sometimes called a petition) was registered at the local provincial courthouse later that day.
Central Divorce Registry in Ottawa to proceed. The registry will confirm that we are actually married, that we are who we say we are and that we are not subject to divorce actions in other jurisdictons.
In a month or so, my wife will be "served" with the divorce papers. The expectation is that she will: (1) sign them and (2) pay her $850 share of the legal fees. My friends and family fully expect her to continue to 'do battle' and throw up some more roadblocks at this stage.
My wife will be called into the lawyer's office to be served the papers face-to-face by our lawyer. I doubt that she would have the courage to refuse to do either of those things without legal grounds, but it will be a tense month of waiting for me.
If all goes well with the signing, then my divorce petition will go back before the judge and should be final in about three months from now.... fingers crossed!!
B. My first serious gay date (mentioned in my last post) happened after work the same day. It went extremely well and we've been in contact several times since then, mainly by phone. If I had a top 10 list of qualities I'd like to see in a future husband, he had every one of them. I'm very certain that this feeling was mutual.
But I won't be blogging about him or anything special which might possibly develop between us. I just can't. Sorry!