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Establishing roots in Washington

Yesterday was a rough day flying into Seattle. That leg from IAD to SEA was allmost 6 hours long. Add to that a chorus of screaming babies, having to take the middle seat and one of them was very fidgety. Back was not happy by the time we got into Seattle.

Getting checked into my corporate apartment was a challenge. The parking spot was no where near where it would said it would be, at one point my access cards wee not working and I could not get to my car or my floor. Fun times. It's very cool to be staying in the middle of downtown Bellevue. Restaurants at every corner, grocery store is only a few blocks away and the apartment itself is very nice. Unfortunately, the TV is dead, the wireless is still all screwed up and I'm racking up more 3G time on my iPad. At least I have one and I've been using the hell out of it getting stuff done.

Lots of accomplishments today with getting my drivers' license (took 2 hours (yay for iPad again)), got my new accounts setup with BECU and got more staples purchased for the apartment. Fantastic weather here with a low this moprning of 56 and fog and a high of 74 and clear skies.

Mom, dad and brother are still working on the finishing touches on the house. Just painting to touch-up, roofers come tomorrow and the new carpet gets installed tomorrow too. We should be able to have the house on the market by Wednesday I think.

Overall, this is a huge and refreshing change for me. I'm completely out of my comfort zone..., and loving it.



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Aug. 13th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
downtown bellevue huh? my barber is in bellevue.

is work site in bellevue too?
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, Expedia is located at 108th and 4th. I'm just a few blocks away which will be really nice.

Who/where is your barber? Il need a haircut soon. Where are you located?.
Aug. 14th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
bel-red barber, $16 haircuts, about 3 miles east of downtown. Kim is my barber, 9 chairs, open 7 days a week, no appointments needed, just walk in

a butcher, a pizza place and a kid valley burger place shares the same trianglure parking lot

i live 22'ish miles south of barber shop (south end of Kent, along the green river)

Aug. 13th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
Why is it always Bellevue? Why isn't there a Beastvue?

(Congrats and yay you.)
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
The name Bellevue is odd. When I hear that name I always remember hoe it was referenced in the Barney Miller show. Isn't that some place for mental people in NYC?
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, actually. So think about that before you move there... Oops. O:-)
Aug. 14th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
as in barney miller, there are plenty of mental people in bellevue wa. too, their just more well to do
Aug. 13th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Sounds very exciting! I think our "Seattle" office is in Bellevue too.

Sorry to hear about the flight from hell, but at least you're there :)
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, well you need to come over for a visit. I'm sure there is some research you have to do out here. Would love to have you visit here!
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Aug. 14th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Friended them yesterday. I'm guessing she has a lot of friends only posts.

There are a lot of things to explore and contemplate here and just doing that is enjoyable. I'm constantly being challenged to think outside the box and loving it.
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Welcome home :)I've been with BECU now for about a year and a half and have been really happy with them.
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
They were super helpful and friendly when I went by there. I love the concept of having cashless remote offices that are nearby.
Aug. 14th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
It does work rather well... I also really like the snap shot ATM's
Aug. 13th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
A few bumps, but so far so good.
Aug. 14th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yep, all minor compared to all the good things that are happening.
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