Moving Back to the States: Contracts

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Eight]

Things are moving SUPER fast over here in Leander land, but I’m not willing to post about them until they’re under written contract.

So there are things that have happened verbally, but are not yet officially official yet, but I promise I’ll let you know as soon as they are…. EXCEPT, I AM OFFICIALLY under contract to become a full time American employee of Cockroach Labs on 28 June 2021.

Right now I’m a contractor who created my own BV and Cockroach Labs is one of my clients.

My only client.

Which means, officially, I made a BV to be a contractor for them for only two months.

And over the next few months, after I’m a full time employee, I need to tear it all down again.


But first the news:

I’m kinda sad about it, if I’m honest.

The amount of work that went into creating a full company in the Netherlands – well, I’m kind of attached.

But it’s time to let it go.

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Moving Back to the States: English

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Seven]

Photo by Ivan Shilov on Unsplash

In case you hadn’t heard, we’re moving back to the States.


The twins speak ONLY Dutch.

The other night as I was tucking them in, it occurred to me that I should push the English thing a bit more – hilarity ensued.

But first the news:

Me: “Are you excited to move to America?”

Twins: “JAAAAA!! !” [yes, in Dutch]

Me: “In America you need to speak English, yeah?”

Twins: “JAAAA!! !”

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We Are Moving to Michigan [*]

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Six]

Photo by Cris DiNoto on Unsplash

[*] Most likely

There are still some floating caveats going on in the ether, but for the most part we are acting AS IF we are definitely one hundred percent destined to live in or near Detroit Michigan.


But first the news:

I *really* wish I could reach out and control that asterisk – to make decisions and move things forward – but I can’t and damn, if I haven’t embracing the hell out of the serenity prayer lately.


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A Case Of The Mondays

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Five]

Actually today was incredibly productive, both at work and #ForTheMove – it deserves its own hashtag, amirite.

I requested a new social security card, P managed to wrangle a sooner appointment with the US Embassy to renew passports, and I drank a LOT of water.

I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it SO TOTALLY IS.


[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Four]

I was recovering from the Janssen shot, P was sick with #NotCOVID and the kids were energetic, joyful, and a bit aggressive.

And we started packing.