Settling into Seattle



View from the bus stop

View from the bus stop

We’re starting to settle into daily life here.  The big difference is finally having our stuff back and a place that we can actually call home.   Our corporate housing wasn’t bad, but it just felt like we were staying in an extended stay hotel.   This sort of made it feel like I was a temporary contract worker at Amazon.   Now things feel a little more real.    Taking the bus from our new house is working out – which is good since we only have one car now.   There is a bus that goes from our block right to Qwest Field (football stadium).   From there I can either walk a few blocks and grab an Amazon shuttle or take another metro bus.    The bus line from our house will be great for catching a baseball game this summer.


We’re getting closer to having things unpacked.   There is only one box of items left on the 2nd floor, but the kitchen still needs a little cleaning up.   Our bedroom is as unpacked as it is going to get right now.   We are still waiting on one final furniture delivery, our new dresser.  This will allow us to finish unpacking our clothes and clean up the third floor of the house.   I’m afraid that this delivery is being held up by the snow here in Washington that has kept I-90 closed on and off all week.  (The snow is all over in the mountains – we haven’t gotten below 40 degrees during the day for a while.  


The first floor is a whole different story.   Our new “office” is smaller than our old office, and it is also going to contain items from 2 rooms in the old house.    In other words – it’s cramped, but I am trying to arrange everything as neat as possible.   This room has a pretty nice sized closet with a storage space that goes under the stairs – perfect for stashing seasonal decor.


We got our first telemarketing calls today, yes calls.     It only took 5 days for our number to make it through whatever channels numbers make it through.   We’re on the do not call list now 🙂  The telemarketing call was funny – it was someone trying to sell me a security system, so I told him my house came with one.   Then he said that if it was an old system they could upgrade it or add on features, etc…   So I said it was a brand new system, and a brad new house.   Then he tried again… fun.


In other news – I’m getting a much needed haircut this weekend 🙂 


We’ll post some picture of the house soon, but we just need to get things a little more put together first.




We are now living in our new house!   Yesterday, the movers delivered all of our belongings, Crate and Barrel delivered new dining room furniture, and and our new TVs arrived as well.   

The day went fairly smooth.   The big hiccup was the delivery of our big red cabinet.   It simply wouldn’t fit up the stairs and the Crate and Barrel delivery crew doesn’t do “hoists.”    Luckily we were able to work out a deal with the movers and they did the hoist.   Our couches also wouldn’t fit up the stairs – they went up and over the 2nd floor balcony.   The cabinet, however, was too big to fit over the railing.   So we disassembled our balcony railing and hoisted the cabinet into the house.   It was complicated, but everything made it in.

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