Although I could have picked it up any time during the past month, I finally got around to picking up my residency permit card today. I’m officially a legal resident of the Netherlands! It’s valid for five years, and at the end of the five years, I can renew or I can choose to apply for citizenship. The citizenship is something I’m definitely considering, especially if McCain gets elected. I have no patience for the US if they choose him after eight years of Bush.
But that’s enough political ranting. I have a whole new country’s politics to figure out now!