Barely one month after repatriating in 2019 Darling Husband was invited to join the brilliant minds at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in, well, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In the subsequent two months we I house-hunted; coordinated the move of our household goods in storage (from 2012) and the sea freight that had arrived from Austria; and oversaw the pack-out of our little short term apartment in D.C. At summer’s end we pointed the wagon toward Knoxville.

But it was not long before the winds of change began to blow.