Friday, February 18, 2011

Ready, Set ... CHANGE!

Sigh ... it's really all I've got to say about it ... :)

Thursday morning as we were about to head out the door for me to bring Aaron to work, he received a call from the lady dealing with our move on the immigration/visa side of things.  Turns out that since Arris, doesn't have a physical office in Austria, Austria will not issue a spousal visa for me.  Meaning I can come for 90 days to Europe, but then I have to leave for 90 days, then go back and so on and so forth.  Well we all know THAT ain't happening!

So... we're moving back to Amsterdam!  Everything will still be the same as if we were going to Vienna, only it'll be Amsterdam.  The Dutch are kind enough to issue me a spousal visa ... :)  Maybe having a bit of Dutch blood in me is what is helping this along, I don't know! :)

Also, since they can't get the visa for Austria, and they won't be able to get one quick enough for Holland, Aaron isn't leaving on the 20th anymore.  We are both flying out on March 11th now.  Which is kinda nice, since I wasn't really looking forward to flying half way around the world by myself!

Hopefully all the people that mentioned they wanted to come visit us in Austria, will still come visit us in Holland.  It too is a country full of diversity and history.  It may be flat, but it has its perks and good points!

The moving date is set for the 25th.  The movers/packers will be here in the morning, and I'm told will have everything done by the end of the day.  I was going to move in with some friends, since staying in a hotel alone isn't that much fun, but since Aaron is still around, the company is putting us up in a hotel.  :) Hopefully one with an indoor pool and a hot tub.  Might as well enjoy ourselves! :)

So yeah ... see you in Amsterdam?


  1. Well, we may or may not be able to afford visiting you in Europe, but I would love to come visit you here if you have an indoor pool! :-) How frustrating all this change of plans is!

  2. Thank you for keeping us all posted. Did you sell your couches? Actually I think our home is only big enough for a love seat 8)