Saturday, February 5, 2011

Leave of Absence

I’ve been incommunicado. The kids were sick. Jordan became very sick. Days and weeks were spent worrying and visiting doctors. Walt started a crazy travel schedule. My sister came to visit for a glorious 10 days. Then I had some traveling to do of my own.

Although Walt is still traveling at a rate that leaves me a little blue, things should get easier from here.

I have much to write about. I hope to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, over the next few weeks and open again the window to this crazy expat life.


  1. I'm glad health is returning to your home and that you will be writing again. My wife and I, and our two young boys, may be moving to the NL from N. Carolina later this year, and I'm glad I stumbled across your blog.

  2. Dan, Good luck with your move! What an exciting and stressful time for you. This is a wonderful place to be an expat. Let me know if I can be helpful to you.

  3. Thank you! I have not yet accepted the job offer, we're still thinking through everything. Our two kids are 3 years old and 3 months old, so we're curious what it's like over there with very young kids.

    By the way, on of my best friends grew up in Westchester, PA - I've been there many times.

  4. Small world! LOL!

    In my experience, which is limited, people with young families do best when their oldest reaches school age (usually 3 or 4) and affiliates with an American or International school. Before then, the experience can be very isolating. Also, the closer you choose to live to the International school, the more expats will live in your neighborhood. This makes it much easier to create a network of friends to support you.

    Good luck! This is a wonderful country!