There are a whole lot of reasons as to why this move is the best thing for us. I'll list the most important ones.
- Difficulty of running companies in two countries
- Communication working out of the same space.
- Living conditions
- Apartment does not provide for continued growth
Heyoka and WaxAngel in their jobs do not, to the same extent, require face to face communication, and will stay and work out of the U.S. There's a variety of reasons behind this, but among other things I would not be able to get them working visas here.
The planning of the move these past few months has been a tedious and at times stressful process. Thank god R1CH and disciple did not require visas since they're from the U.K. and Bulgaria, because Hot_Bids visa has kept me busy, and at times, desperate. A week or so ago, nearly three months after starting the process, we finally received the news that he was allowed to work here officially.
The three of them are moving into the apartment I am moving out of. I lived here with my girlfriend for four years and we recently decided to buy a house not far from here. For the first time in 12 years I will be able to come into work on my Dutch bicycle. It's going to be quite a shock not working by myself in my own room in my own house, but I am actually looking forward to it a lot.
My whole family has been incredibly supportive. There's a ton of behind the scenes stuff to be taken care and I could not have done this without them. The desks we will be using are some really nice desks from my father's old company. I've added some pics setting up all the desks with my brother and girlfriend.
There's still a lot of work to do before these guys can comfortably live and work here, but all the pieces are in place now. R1CH will arrive August 30th, Hot_Bid September 3rd, and Ivailo will officially work here starting January (but drop by earlier).