LOL. Funny you should mention that as my mum is a 1st generation in the US Flaherty. My brother is working on our application for dual citizenship. Maybe I will end up there some day!Are you sure you really want to stay in sunny Calif. I really really think you would be much happier in a cooler climate -say like DUBLIN!! We need Grand Masters here ( the UK have loads !!) and it would add to your CV!!!