So I moved to Seattle

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Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I figure the seedy parts of town are probably going to end up priced out of the area eventually. I would rather be closer to Fremont or Wallingford, but no way could we afford that at this point. I think she would probably be happier to be suburban, so Shoreline sounds like it probably fits the bill just fine.

You just described the exact process by which we ended up in Shoreline :)

Hell, you and my wife might end up on the commute together.

Don't worry, I definitely won't share with the entirety of Goodjerdom all the hilarious stories of your mishaps that she tells me to while away the commute. No sirree Bob.

Not terribly worried. She tends to keep personal stuff REALLY close to the chest.

Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I figure the seedy parts of town are probably going to end up priced out of the area eventually. I would rather be closer to Fremont or Wallingford, but no way could we afford that at this point. I think she would probably be happier to be suburban, so Shoreline sounds like it probably fits the bill just fine.

You just described the exact process by which we ended up in Shoreline :)

Hell, you and my wife might end up on the commute together.

Don't worry, I definitely won't share with the entirety of Goodjerdom all the hilarious stories of your mishaps that she tells me to while away the commute. No sirree Bob.

You think there is something she would say that Paleo hasn't already told us on here?

karmajay wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I figure the seedy parts of town are probably going to end up priced out of the area eventually. I would rather be closer to Fremont or Wallingford, but no way could we afford that at this point. I think she would probably be happier to be suburban, so Shoreline sounds like it probably fits the bill just fine.

You just described the exact process by which we ended up in Shoreline :)

Hell, you and my wife might end up on the commute together.

Don't worry, I definitely won't share with the entirety of Goodjerdom all the hilarious stories of your mishaps that she tells me to while away the commute. No sirree Bob.

You think there is something she would say that Paleo hasn't already told us on here? :)

Probably true as well.

karmajay wrote:

You think there is something she would say that Paleo hasn't already told us on here? :)

One can but hope!

Stay safe and dry this weekend, y'all.

Where is the general Seattle thread? I got tired of hunting through Seattle search results. I'm gonna be in Seattle for a conference March 8-11. If anyone's free, I'd have that Wednesday night fairly free. Theoretically, I could figure out a way to stay a bit later on Saturday but that would only be if people would actually be able to hang out and wanted to play around with the Nintendo Switch.

This is pretty much the general thread. A lot of us are on Slack too and there's a Facebook group no one uses too.

Edwin wrote:

This is pretty much the general thread. A lot of us are on Slack too and there's a Facebook group no one uses too.

Okay! Well, if anyone's free in that time frame downtown, let me know.

Starting tomorrow I’ll be renting an apartment in Belltown for the next week. This isn’t our first time in Seattle but we weren’t planning for the recent snowfall. How long will it likely stick around and are there any special Seattle-specific accommodations we should keep in mind while it does? It snowed here in Portland as well, but far less and most of it has already melted. The terrain is also a lot flatter here.

It'll probably be around a week or two.

One of the great things about living here is that having to deal with snow in your daily life is usually only a week or two out of the year, but if you want to go play in the snow, it's always around an hour's drive away.

Just be very careful driving - folk around here can't drive in the snow for sh*t. Streets downtown will be plowed and open, but be extra careful on the hills - they might be icy. If you have AWD available, that's a bonus.

That's basically true of Portland as well, we don't get much snow and it doesn't last long, but when it does everyone loses their sh*t, forgets how to drive, and the entire city shuts down.

ruhk wrote:

That's basically true of Portland as well, we don't get much snow and it doesn't last long, but when it does everyone loses their sh*t, forgets how to drive, and the entire city shuts down.

Yeah - school's been out today and yesterday (note we're in Shoreline, immediately north of Seattle proper, so I'm not sure if this is also the case for Seattle schools). Most of my co-workers are telecommuting.

Jonman wrote:
ruhk wrote:

That's basically true of Portland as well, we don't get much snow and it doesn't last long, but when it does everyone loses their sh*t, forgets how to drive, and the entire city shuts down.

Yeah - school's been out today and yesterday (note we're in Shoreline, immediately north of Seattle proper, so I'm not sure if this is also the case for Seattle schools). Most of my co-workers are telecommuting.

true down in South county as well. People here seem to think AWD/4WD = tires that magically stick to snow and ice at all speeds.

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