Saturday, November 14, 2015

New digs for the next 16 months


 
After almost two weeks, I'm pretty much settled into my apartment in Seattle.  There are still a few things to clean up or put away, but everything major is in place.  As for an explanation...I am on a ~16 month temporary assignment here for a new position that I accepted at Boeing.  So there also an adjustment process underway at work.

My first impressions during my short time here so far are that I will probably enjoy my stay, despite the fact that it has rained more days than not since I've been here.  I like my apartment building and the Junction neighborhood here in West Seattle, especially because most things that I need are within easy walking distance.  I plan to initially try to use the excellent bus system (the light rail is no better than St. Louis, though) to get around town except for my short (~20 minutes) commute to/from work, as well as to get to/from soccer games (when I eventually start playing again).  We'll see how that goes.

The process of moving up here has made me reflect on things quite a bit.  I came to appreciate even more the situation that I have in St. Louis, even as I grew excited for this PNW adventure.  I will consider StL my home for the foreseeable future, and I look forward to the continued development that attempts to restore the city to its former glory.

Meanwhile, though, I will try to make the most of my time out here in Seattle.

2 comments:

  1. The real question...can Ghetto Superstars stay alive without you?

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    1. I hope (and think) so, cuz I don't want to be looking for a new team when I return.

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