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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    KT is MOVING to Seattle!!

    Ok...some of you have already guessed it, but I didn't want to officially post it until I had everything "written in stone".

    I wanted to get out of FL since I was a kid. I officially started trying to get out about 5 years ago. I did months (maybe a year) of research and based on my career, my tastes, my lifestyle, I chose Seattle as the perfect place.

    To make sure I went out there to visit. I took vacation there in December of 2002.
    See pics here.

    I finished up my Masters in early 2003 and have been actively trying to get out there ever since then (4 years basically). The market was on a downturn and has been bad. I've been out there a few times for interviews, but nothing ever panned out. I even went out there to interview with another division of the company I work for (Honeywell) 2 years ago which didn't pan out.

    Well, finally after all this time, I put in for a position with my employer again out there. I had a phone interview and was hoping that I'd get to the second step (fly me out for face to face interview), but they skipped step 2 and went straight to 3 by calling me with a verbal offer last Thursday.

    Today I received and accepted the written offer, so now its in the bag. I'll be looking forward to meeting some Fooster Seattlites soon.
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    w00t w00t!

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    I figured you would get it, KT
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    Wow, that's quite the move! Opposite sides of the country...

    When is the move taking place?

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    KT - Nice to know that soon, you'll be in a far better place.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Color me jealous!

    Hey KT, want to catch a Mariners game in Safeco some time?

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    Good for you. Though, speaking as one who grew up in FL then moved across country...you may miss it quite a bit more than you expect.

    But hell, Seattle is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Wow, that's quite the move! Opposite sides of the country...

    When is the move taking place?
    Opposite sides in both directions even. One corner to the opposite corner (excluding Alaska of course).

    I'm not sure exactly when it will be other than soon. According to relocation package I get to come out for 5 days to hunt for residence first. That was what the other post was about....trying to get questions answered about areas of Seattle, still wanting local publications that may list houses for rent, etc...



    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    KT - Nice to know that soon, you'll be in a far better place.
    Thanks.



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    Color me jealous!

    Hey KT, want to catch a Mariners game in Safeco some time?
    I'm not much of a sports fan, but sure. Maybe we can take a ride together too.




    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda
    Good for you. Though, speaking as one who grew up in FL then moved across country...you may miss it quite a bit more than you expect.

    But hell, Seattle is cool.
    Yeah....I kinda know deep inside that I will, but I know I will like Washington better in general too.
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    You're too late, MicroSoft money has ruined the Seattle metropolitan area.


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    Holy delayed gratification, batman! congrats on getting everything to fall into place. I've done the cross country move and it is both exciting and scary. Best of luck on the move and getting settled. cool for you!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    Holy delayed gratification, batman! congrats on getting everything to fall into place. I've done the cross country move and it is both exciting and scary. Best of luck on the move and getting settled. cool for you!
    Thanks.

    The scariest thing for me right now is "quickly" trying to find an affordable place that will allow two fully grown (rescued) greyhounds.
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    Congrats Brotha!!!!!!!!!
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    Congrats...and close to mountains too

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    Wow, way to go KT!!

    I've been out there several times, mostly across Puget Sound in Bremerton, you'll love it out there!
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    Getting out of FLA, nice. Congrats, KT.

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    We'll hold down the Southeast fort for ya!

    Congrats!

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    Despite my earlier comment, I'm sure anything's better than Florida (except perhaps New Jersey or Oklahoma) and Seattle is a pretty nice cosmopolitan city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    Despite my earlier comment, I'm sure anything's better than Florida (except perhaps New Jersey or Oklahoma) and Seattle is a pretty nice cosmopolitan city.
    True dat.

    Florida = 75% White Trash and/or Blue Hair
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    Hooray for Pike's Place Market!

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    Congratulations KT on getting the job where you want to move. Sounds like a well executed plan. Two stones with one bird, so to speak.
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    Lucky you.

    I want to end up in the PacNW eventually.

    Congrats and good luck
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    True dat.

    Florida = 75% White Trash and/or Blue Hair
    But it's a great place for a Psychologist!
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    bring the umbrella.

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    Congrats KT. I remember visiting Seattle. Its a neat place, driving sucks but you'll like it there
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Thanks.

    The scariest thing for me right now is "quickly" trying to find an affordable place that will allow two fully grown (rescued) greyhounds.

    Good luck. I hope your aware of the high prices of housing in Seattle.

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