Have You Packed Yet?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Nine]

#NO

It’s fascinating to me how when I’m procrastinating doing one thing, I will do SO MANY OTHER THINGS.

That I have been procrastinating.

For example, today is supposed to be packing and getting ready for tomorrow’s FIRST WORK TRIP IN TWENTY MONTHS I’M NOT FREAKING OUT YOU’RE FREAKING OUT.

#Ahem

Instead, I’ve assembled the gaming table in the basement. And done dishes and laundry and helped a child sit on the potty cause we’re toilet training and peeing in the pants a million times still means we have to sit on the potty again, yes, this time, yes, right now, stop getting up.

And they pee’d in their pants again.

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The Packing List!

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Seven]

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OMG OMG OMG OMG

Cause I’m going to pack Sunday which means I need to do laundry Saturday which means I need to write this list NOW.

Also, Leander, don’t forget that you need to reschedule that doctor’s appointment you have for this upcoming Friday because YOU’LL TOTALLY BE IN ANOTHER STATE CAUSE YOU’RE TRAVELING FOR WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWENTY MONTHS

OMGOMGOMG

Focus, Leander

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Ready to Fly Again?!?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Six]

I am traveling for work, having not traveled for eighteen months, starting on Monday, lasting for ten days, and not going to one conference, but, technically, only two, but with LOTS of day zero events and social events and everything that goes on in between.

And working The Booth.

I don’t even have a pair of sneakers with me; they’re currently with Customs. Sneakers or super comfy shoes are an absolute must when working The Booth at any convention for any amount of time over five minutes.

THIS is why I think this cough is mostly psychosomatic, but it could legit be something physical, too, but either way, I wrote up a few tasks / routines / bullet points that I want to make priority number one before / during the next ZOMG ten days.

Starting Monday.

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Eat That Frog

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Sixty Nine]

But I don’t wanna!

Here I am, trying to ‘Eat That Frog‘, and totally doing anything and everything other than eating THAT frog.

I don’t even want to talk about it.

All it boils down to is that I’m worried I’m going to get in trouble.

And I don’t wanna.

But first the news:

When I set up Groningen Rain BV to work as a contractor, I forgot to deposit shares into the Operations company and then transfer them into the holding company.

Or vice versa.

Which is why I ‘forgot’.

And that whole ‘moving to America’ thing has been quite distracting as well.

But now it’s time to fix things.

And tear it down.

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A Company Wants to Hire You But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One]

They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do?

The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for working together. Until we can figure out our relationship, it’s really hard to choose between them.

And, since I’m not a lawyer NOR an accountant NOR a native Dutch reader, it’s slow going.

I’m hopeful that this information, gathered in one spot, will help others in a similar situation.

But first the news:

LIFE happened today and while I meant to pull together a bunch of information, I ended up getting super distracted and so “only” have the series of articles I found without a lot of streamlining.

Without further ado…

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