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Moving Overseas, Part 5

After experiencing astonishing frustration levels, I decided that relocating overseas is just like finishing the PhD, except it’s far more confusing and there’s no clear authority figure (like an adviser, a departmental chair or a dean) to appeal to when everything goes to hell. But I have to do what I did in grad school:…

Moving Overseas, Part 4

I was so upset about the likelihood that I would spend the next six months (or probably longer) trapped in a bureaucratic cesspool of confusion and conflicting information whilst spending thousands of dollars on rent, penalties and veterinary bills, that I was ready to do something drastic. So I called USFWS.

Moving Overseas, Part 3

The representative from the moving company is coming tomorrow evening to look over the things I plan to move so he can write an estimate for how much the move will cost and help me get the paperwork taken care of. Needless to say, I’ve been busy doing other things, so the place is as…

Moving Overseas, Part 2

Not much to report today except, as I expected, the USFWS has still not responded to my application for CITES permits for my birds. So as I predicted, I am panicking. Instead of going out for a beer or two tonight to relieve my stress, I am at home and now I am suffering intense…

Moving Overseas, Part 1

You might not know this, but I am planning to leave America and move overseas — permanently. There are a lot of reasons I am doing this, not the least of which is the fact that I am in love with a British scientist and that, even as a child growing up in a farming…