It took 4 days of driving across the US, 1 record snow storm in Chicago, 2 flight delays, 14 hours stuck on a plane, 3 hours of hair-raising driving in Germany, along with whole bunch of other adventures, but at long last we have arrived in Luxembourg!
The journey has been tiring more than anything, long days learning to adapt in a country where you don’t speak the language(s) combined with jet lag will do that though. This first week has been mainly getting ourselves integrated into a new government, learning new rules of the road, trying to find places to get food, and working on getting the last of my business change completed.
Oh yeah, the week before we left Seattle I converted my Inner Portal Studio business from a sole-proprietor based company to an LLC corporation. I mean, why do things the easy way? 🙂 Mainly on the advice of other business owners I talked to who moved overseas, hopefully it means less issues with the Luxembourg government when it’s tax time. It was something I was planning on doing in 2015 anyway before we decided to move, so other than the stress of trying to get it all done before we headed overseas, no surprises there.
At the moment we’re in temporary housing in a hotel until our apartment is ready at the beginning of March. The good news is that it took us less than a week to find a place to live for the next two years, and it’s a brand new building with incredibly thick walls so I can still work from “home” for my mastering business. Well, once all my gear arrives sometime in April anyway. The bad news is that I’m finding it really hard to make any music or be creative in a location like this. Lots of noise from other people in the hotel, and there’s a TON of construction in Luxembourg during the day near where we are staying.
A least I have the electribe with me though, and since it’s battery powered, I’ll be able to take it just about anywhere once I find some good places to get away for a bit. Plus it provides hours of childish fun when I get bored. 🙂
Aside from trying to get a new live set written, I’m hoping to finally make some more progress on my audio production book. Hopefully when we move into the new apartment in 3 weeks, things will be quieter and more conducive to creative writing. I was never one of those people who could zone out in a busy coffee shop for instance.
Well, that’s about it for now. Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my move!
De paix et battements,