Here I am at the Canadian Consulate in Seattle, doing one of the last bits of paperwork for my Canadian permanent residency, yay! They promised same-day turnaround, so I have a few hours to kill here in downtown Seattle while waiting. The consulate is on the sixth floor of the tall beige building on the right with square windows. In the distance on the right is the 1201 3rd Ave Washington Mutual building that I will visit (next blog entry). The small triangularish building at the bottom is one of zillions of Starbuck's; I got a grande decaf caramel mocha to warm me up while I was walking around.