I guess a brief background should be added…Dan started a new job in May and is working at the Mumbai airport for 18 months (hopefully that’s all). He left Turner Construction and is now working for Pteris Global, they’re based out of Singapore and have a strong worldwide presence. Dan’s had a working relationship with Petris for 3 to 4 years now, and have been in continual discussions about him working for them. Pteris was interested in having Dan come aboard to help grow the US market, and Dan was always interested in working for them as long as we had an international opportunity. In February we got the call that fit both parties desires…they had an international project that Dan was the perfect candid and would get his working international “bug” out of his system (as he was told). Then once the project is complete, he would go home and further develop the US market. Discussion started in February but it wasn’t until April that details were confirmed and then rather quickly he was off to Singapore for a couple of weeks and then landed in Mumbai mid-May.
Our plan for this new adventure, I’ll stay home with our sweet boy, Sangio (he just turned 13 in May!) and Dan will be in Mumbai. I plan on spending 3 to 4 week increments with Dan, my next trip will be around October. And then he’ll come home for 2 weeks every 3 to 4 months. We do have to work through little inconveniences that provide great benefits…Dan can only be on US soil 35 days within a 365 day period to qualify for any tax relief of working overseas. So with that in mind, I’ll be moving back to Seattle and then we can meet in Vancouver. This way Dan can still see Sangio, and come across the border only as needed.
From early on, Dan and I both said we’ve always wanted an opportunity to live and work internationally. I’m so proud of him and that he’s made our dream a reality.