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A year ago my wife and I made the move from North Central Wisconsin to a suburb of Zürich, Switzerland. My wife had the opportunity to move with a new company, and I gave up a long career in education to follow. The move has certainly had its share of highs and lows. Our adventure started on a down note, as she moved in June, and I followed three months later, after selling our house. (Which was another disappointing adventure by the way.) We were able to do some traveling at first, so that was great, we got to experience a new culture, and begin to learn a new language. Then the Corona Virus hit. Things came to a standstill!

Switzerland and Europe are slowly starting to open back up, so we have been able to do a little traveling around Switzerland, and we have our first outside Switzerland trip planned for September of 2020.

I am hoping this blog will serve two purposes. The first will be as a catharsis for me. I am going to write about the struggles as we move and settle in to live in Switzerland. I will also write of the adventures we have since we hope to be able to take most of our vacations and travel to different places in Europe. The second purpose is educate. Having spent 16 years helping educate students in Wisconsin, I want to learn a lot of the Swiss education system. I hope to share that knowledge with people back in the US, and hopefully share my knowledge of the US system with educators in Switzerland.

Thanks for joining my journey. I hope you find it as entertaining and educational as I know I will.

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30 Juli. 2020

This will be my last blog post for a while from Switzerland. In about 36 hours, I will find myself in Florida. Julie’s parents are going through a rough time in regards to health right now, and I will be heading to US to provide some assistance. Julie and I talked about this before we … Continue reading 30 Juli. 2020

22 Juli. 2020

It has been an interesting week since my last post. We finally got our taxes postponed. It has been really frustrating waiting for someone else to figure out something I have done myself since 1987. :). The Swiss taxes should actually be pretty easy. The payroll taxes are figured out automatically based on Julie’s contract, … Continue reading 22 Juli. 2020

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