Recovery from the brain drain…

I don’t mind saying that last night I went to bed at 1130PM and when I tried to read a little more of Simon Sinek, I made it through 5 pages before it was shutdown the brain time. It has been one of those weeks. Taking two days of exams to prove that I have mastered Dutch as a Second Language on Wednesday and Thursday was definitely a push past normal. It was also one of those weeks that I scheduled way too much.

This morning, I was up before the dogs and electronically signing the documents to put the house on the market in Seattle. All 175 radio buttons have been selected and now the fun begins! Next week they will stage it and take photos and on the market it goes. On this side of the water, GG went with the building inspector on Thursday to run through our house to be. I was busy taking an exam so I missed out on their adventure. No major concerns for a house that was built in 1860. The next steps are for us to sign the intention to buy and after three days of thinking time, it goes into effect. Whoop whoop!

We’ll know next month whether we will move in July or September. It depends on when the window frames will be delivered for the sellers’ new house. They are renovating two cities over and if the frames are delivered before July, we move earlier. With the true Dutch love of order, vacations for all work related to construction take place in overlapping three week intervals starting on 1 July.

In other news this week, there’s a good chance that I will be looking for something new soon. It appears that it is not looking good at all for my role to be held over into the next fiscal year per my manager. I knew a year ago when I took this role that there was a danger of not being on the “blueprint” as they call it. I wanted the experience so I decided to go for it, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ It seems that once again, I am doing everything at once with regards to making changes!

On one hand, it feels a little weird and disappointing – knowing that it is about the role not being continued seems to me like giving up on the impact we could make. On the other hand, I know that it is the best possible way to launch into something new. I imagine that I will probably cycle back and forth between the two points for a while. I will know more in about 3 weeks. However, the fact that it is already being mentioned is a pretty good indicator that the decision has been made ๐Ÿ˜‰

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