i finally get my ass to europe while you are there and this is the excuse you come up with... wow
Take longer then 4 years next time! Blame the new company. I didn't want another pay cut and then have to start looking for a new job. And they made me a good offer.. so yeah. Suck it.
In all seriousness, sounds like a positive thing for you so grats. I'll have to visit you stateside when you get out here.
Do that man.. do that.