Sometimes I find myself wishing that I lived in the US for the reason that it would be much easier to buy items that I need from there, while living there. But things are changing and more businesses that have what I need are cropping up here in my country. For instance, I just found a place that sells Canada power tool parts for some of the special power tools that I use for my job and they are located here in my own country. That has really helped save me some money. I still like going across the border to visit, though. Things are very different there, and it is nice to learn new things about the area and the people who live there.
I live pretty close to the border, but I didn’t really have a chance to cross it until I was around 35 years old. My dad was born in Canada, but my mom is American. Her parents passed away when she was pretty young, and she has no siblings, so there was really no reason for her to go back home. She met dad, married him and we stayed put. Mom was happy and that’s all that matters. But when I was 35, I got invited on a trip to New York with some buddies. I love that state, and my visit to NYC itself was pretty amazing.
I cross over the border when I can now for fun and sometimes for business. I have no idea why I never really bothered to do that before. I’ve even been able to network for my business with some small business owners that I have met in America. Still, it’s nice to be able to get what I need for my business when it comes to parts from a place that sells locally and I get my items more quickly because of the shorter distance that they need to travel for shipping purposes.