Mimma is this week counting the days in New York while Chris is counting them in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.
How many days will pass before they embrace again is in the lap of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
It’s quite a large lap.
And in the meantime, Mimma, a native New Yorker, has to worry about holding down her job, her husband holding on to his job, paying the bills and trying not to let her emotions get the better of her entirely.
The Kanes’ forced separation is rooted in a visit to Ireland in May. Chris returned home alone for a funeral when his sister’s fianc