DAVE'S LIFE ON HOLD

Hello Luxembourg

As of the 2nd of February 2018, I have moved to Luxembourg. I would say large part of the reason for the move was an wonderful opportunity to work on an emerging technology prototyping team at AWS. But the real reason was my love of riesling, sausages, and croissants. :)

My first impressions of Luxembourg are the people are friendly, the government officials amazingly personable and reasonable, the busses run mostly on time, and it is clean, growing, and cosmopolitan. Given the services provided, the taxes are more than reasonable, the city is growing by leaps and bounds, and there are so many people from so many places just sitting on a playground for a half hour you're likely to hear a half dozen languages or more.

Since arriving, I've found it increasingly hard to always use words my children will understand. I keep finding French words poping out of my mouth without thinking, occasionally a few other languages override my brain as well, with German being a close second. Probably my biggest problem is the occasional bits of Spanish or Italian that pop out unbidded as neural pathways I've not used extensively for 20 years come back to life.

It has been a bit snowy since we arrived. I suspect we might have brough the snow from Buffalo with us. Slippery roads and hills has meant I have not been biking as much as I would like. That said, my fixie arrived yesterday and with some minor modifications should be an ideal commuter here until my commuter bike arrives.

This is going to be an awesome adventure...