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Washington Relocation [Apr. 29th, 2007|01:30 pm]
Nicodemus
I've made the move up to Washington. I'm living in an apartment in Kirkland; that's across the bay from Seattle, right next to Redmond.

For the first time in my life, I'm no longer a California resident. It felt somewhat odd, driving around on errands and seeing friends during the last few days, knowing that it might be a while before I was back. And that it wouldn't really be home again.

We're well along in the process of selling our house in Alameda. (The end of Chez Lunatiques!) Kit will then be moving up here to join me.

So far, Washington's been lovely. Downtown Kirkland is picturesque and pleasantly kitchy. The apartment has easy access to stores and the freeway. Our cat is adapting well to the new home. (And she naps quietly during long car rides, fortunately, so the feline transporting was fairly easy.)

The only big downside is that the apartment doesn't yet have Internet access. I'm down at a local coffee shop in order to get online to post this. Granted, when I start work on Monday, I should get access there. But, still... no 'net at home. It's just so 20th century!

So if you don't see me online or get responses from me too often, that's the reason. Next week should be better. And I'll also try to post something about my new job soon.
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[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2007-04-29 11:21 pm (UTC)

how about the crossword puzzles???

I know I go into Merl withdrawals when on the road...enjoy your new home!

MLD
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[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2007-04-30 12:02 am (UTC)
Mucho good luck in your new digs Adam! The Pacific Northwest is a very pretty place, and there's lots to do. A bright guy like you shouldn't have too much trouble settling in. Here's hoping your old house sells quickly so your wife can get up there with you!
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2007-04-30 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm actually stuck here for work. Come May 24th, I'm heading north, SOLD sign or no SOLD sign. :)
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[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2007-04-30 04:07 am (UTC)
Ouch! I remember my folks going thru that when we moved to Colorado back in the stone-age! I don't envy you there. Plus, aren't you due soon? Or did that already happen and I missed it? (I live in a cave)
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2007-04-30 04:15 am (UTC)
I think if Sprout had decided to show up Nic or I would have mentioned it. ;) I'm not due until June 9th. I have plenty of conversations with Sprout about how showing up early for an event is considered rude. :) Luckily, Nic's new job is paying for movers to come in and pack up the house, so I just have to stand around and point to things. Otherwise we'd have had to find some other way of doing this.
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[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2007-04-30 04:33 am (UTC)
*laughs*
Sorry. It seems I miss so much on LJ, and I didn't want to seem like a total tool! (nobody tell's poor ol' Gilmore anything!) Here's hoping the little one will exercise proper SCA etiquette and arrive on time! (Congratulations, btw!) Gotta start 'em early! I really hope you'll be happy in you new home. Here's hoping you'll get a few days to settle before you head off to the hospital at least!
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2007-04-30 03:24 am (UTC)
Kirkland? I used to live in Kirkland.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2007-04-30 03:25 am (UTC)
Welcome to the PacNW :-) Hope you're able to locate a suitable food/cheese store :-)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-05-01 04:26 am (UTC)
I'm sure it'll take some searching... But I'll visit every cheese store in Seattle if I have to! :D
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2007-05-01 01:56 pm (UTC)
Twig gasps, then gets on his knees and begs, "Can I come with you?"
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2007-04-30 05:00 am (UTC)
Best of lucks up there! :)
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[User Picture]From: brandywine93
2007-04-30 04:51 pm (UTC)
glad to hear you got up there ok and the kitty behaved too. :) best of luck! and i know you're really just down the street from your house hiding and not really in a different state. (denial - it's a great place to be. :o)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-05-01 04:24 am (UTC)
You guessed! It's all an elaborate ruse.
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[User Picture]From: pyrate_queen
2007-04-30 08:37 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Washington!
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