Vegetables? As a Closing? What?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Thirteen]

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If you read “yesterday’s” post all the way to the end you may have noticed that I closed it with “Vegetables”.

It’s a Dutch Thing.

Sort of.

More of a Rain Thing.

But first the news:

The normal sign off at the end of an email or letter is ‘groeten’ which means ‘greetings’.

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Groningen Emigration and De-Registration

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Twelve]

I’m still not ready to talk about Zoe but I’m ready to talk about other things.

Like how we just emigrated from the Netherlands and deregistered.

But first the news:

We were totally supposed to do this on the day we left [MWAHAHAHAHA] or up to five days beforehand, but we misread the site and thought we had up to five days AFTER the move to report – and, well, here we are.

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Moving Back to the States: Shit Just Got Real

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Fifty Two]

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We are officially under contract!

Many contracts, actually.

Our house here in Groningen is officially under contract to be bought and can I just take a minute to – SQUEEE!! ! – cause we did not even go on the MARKET.

We told our friends. Who told their friends. Who bought our house.

We did not even stage the house.

Which, for me, is a bit sad, but also saves time, money, and mental health, so I’m ultimately oke with it.

And then ALSO we’re officially under contract to buy a house in Detroit and can I also just take a minute to SQUEEE!! ! because IT ALSO NEVER WANT ON THE MARKET.

Do you see a pattern?

Ultimately, though, in case it wasn’t clear already, this means we’re for realsies really moving to Detroit Michigan in the United States of America and I think my brain is taking a minute to mourn what I’m about to lose.

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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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Ready For The Big Announcement?!?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Four]

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Except it’s King’s Day so it’s time to focus on the Dutch King!

Gefeliciteerd, Koning Willem-Alexander!! !

But first the news:

King Willem-Alexander’s birthday on 27 April is a public holiday in the Netherlands, but COVID says NOPE.

So this year is basically about wearing orange and … chillaxing at home.

But what does it look like normally?

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