September 01, 2003

Launch Sequence Initiated

You may have noticed that my weblog has not been very active in the last month - I'm afraid that's because I've been spending most of my time filling in more forms than I have every seen in my whole life!
Visa application forms, background check forms, mortgage pre-approval forms, real estate search requirements, change of address forms, tax questionnaires for the UK and US, account closure forms, motor insurance termination forms, house sale questionnaires, and several other forms that my brain is too bruised to remember!

The "Life Laundry" has continued apace too - my attic has never been so empty, and the collection lorry for the bi-weekly kerbside recycling scheme has never had so many bags of paper to cart away. My shredder has also been straining to keep up with the flow of documents containing address or other personal information - almost made me think I worked for Arthur Anderson ;-)

Still, things are finally coming together in a big way - our passports have now been returned from the US Embassy complete with crisp clean new visa stamps, so we can now finally travel!

So, as I boldly go where no Thelin has gone before, I will fly from London on Thursday this week to make the move to living full time in the USA. Wow, the implications of that are only just starting to sink in as I pack my bags for a ONE-WAY trip! My wife and family will then follow in a few weeks time after we finish off some outstanding items in the UK, including completing on the sale of our house in London.

After all the delays and waiting around of the last few weeks, it's all happening very quickly now, and I will be starting work for Microsoft on Monday 8th September.
Roll on NEO and yet more forms :-(

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Posted by Jorgen Thelin at September 1, 2003 06:36 PM - [PermaLink]
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Sounds like things are coming together Jorgen, thats cool!! Will you still be active at WS-I? if so, just think - no time zone change for the San Diego trip! See you there? Either way , good luck with the final part of you move, and don't worry about all your stuff on the boat for all that time! They only kick the crates overboard in *really* rough seas ;-) Posted by: Ian on September 2, 2003 07:12 AM
Hello Jorgen: Thanks for writing your article on Proprietary vs. Standard Solutions - Not Always a Clear Choice. I am taking a systems analysis class and it helped me really clarify the differences when evaluating proprietary vs. non-standard solutions. We had some pretty good class discussions on it. Caio, Charlotte Posted by: Charlotte Borges on September 13, 2003 03:25 PM