The Officially Official Big News Is!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twenty Four]

We’re definitely moving back to the States.

We don’t know timing yet.

Or location.

But it’s no longer a question of IF but a question of WHEN and WHERE.


This is incredible news for some and devastating news for others and simultaneously exciting and terrifying all in one beautiful chaotic package.

Oh, yes, and this is also why I’m solo parenting this week because my partner is officially off to the States to Figure Things Out which, actually, there is a chance it could all fall apart and we stay in the Netherlands and that’s oke, too, but at this point, yes, the chances of us moving back to the States is solidly at 95%.


But first the news:

To be honest, I’m more concerned about making it through the next six days on my own than I am about prepping the house to sell, prepping the car to sell, selling all our electronics, giving away / donating / throwing away most of our STUFF, prepping the kids for the move, closing accounts, transferring money, getting the cat a passport, packing the rest of our stuff, flying to the States with the entire family, tons of luggage, and a very sad old cat, staying in a hotel, renting an apartment or a house or buying a house, enrolling First Minion in school, enrolling the twins in pre-school, working at the new job, getting utilities set up, buying all new electronics, buying TWO cars cause #AmericaFuckYeah, and furnishing an entire new place.

If you get my point.

Wish me luck?


[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twenty One]

I know I know – so so sorry.


It’s a really intense time over here in #LeanderLand these days.

And, yeah, still not time for the big reveal, but in the midst of all the chaos, my partner is flying to the States for work. For a week. Starting Tuesday.

But first the news:


No, but seriously.

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Big News Today!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventeen]

That I still can’t share but now I have an actual for realsies real date.

I know.

Super vague.


But first the news:

I have nothing to add, actually, cause it’s all I can think about except for this headache that magically appeared in my right front sinus and hasn’t stopped.

Cause the body is fascinating in how it responds to stress, isn’t it?

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Getting Started With CockroachDB

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Nine]

I know, I know.

I haven’t even officially started with Cockroach Labs and I’m already nerding out?

Where’s the work life balance?

Where’s the weekend off?


But first the news:

Fair warning: this one is about databases.

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Last Week of Vacation

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Two]

Sure, I’ve been super sick for a few days, but I have high hopes for this week.

First, though, I am entirely over the moon to announce that I have filed to create a company, Groningen Rain BV, here in the Netherlands.

But first the news:

The new company is basically just a reflection of my brand and, well, the job description.

Build Awareness,
Support Collaboration,
and Embrace Community

But generic.

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