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.