So, here I am, as of now living in the Netherlands for the next three years (provided I survive the probationary period). :)
I had my first day at work on Friday and, lucky for me, it was an all-day welcome meeting for this year's cohort of PhD students. I met lots of really nice people, some very cool scientists and the like. Tomorrow I can hopefully move into my new office. I saw it half-done on Friday but without furniture and computers, so it should be done soon. I'm also starting my Dutch class and hope to be in the same class with some co-workers -- that should make doing "homework" way more pleasant. ;)
On Friday my parents brought my stuff from Germany. I had arrived with nothing but a backpack and a sleeping bag, so I'm glad to have all my stuff back. Of course, 20 boxes and a couple of suitcases didn't sound so bad when I thought about it. Now that I had to unpack all of them, it seems crazy. Most of my furniture is set up and I finished a bit of half of the boxes. But there's still sooo much to do, especially in the living room. I wanted to show you guys some pics but I better wait with that until I'm all done.
So these, taken last Thursday, will have to suffice:
But, yeah... I hope to be more or less fully done... um... soon. ;)