When we left our intrepid, if somewhat reluctant, adventurer he was in the
process of moving in to his new apartment in Lake Forest Park. (When the
rest of the family arrived on Tuesday it somewhat inevitably acquired the
name North Starport; the only other serious contender was Starport North,
but that doesn't have the built-in pun that justifies the new URL.)
Tuesday the 3rd was busy. I had an interview at Facebook (that resulted
in a rejection, and a severely dented passenger-side front door thanks to
a concrete post in the parking garage) in the morning, came back to
Shoreline for some badly-needed rehearsal time, then down to Seatac to
pick up Colleen and the YD at the airport.
That's when I found out that Colleen was en route to the ER,
having gashed her leg on a closing fire-door coming out of the jetway.
GLEEP! (And someone dinged the front bumper of my car in the Lowes
parking lot.) By the time we finally got everybody back to the apartment
and got settled in, I was pretty thoroughly frazzled.
Internet turned on sometime Tuesday as well; it was supposed to have been
the previous Thursday, but I'd given them the street number of the office
rather than of the building. Oops. But at least I could be frazzled with
a live net connection.
I'd brought up quite a lot of stuff in the van, but there were still some
omissions. Like, a phone cable and a computer power cord. Minor -- I
made do quite well with the netbook, though stuff like posting on DW went
by the wayside. Oh, and pillows. I borrowed a set from the Wolfling, who
stayed with us in the apartment Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Tuesday evening we had dinner with Chaos and her new BF, Rabbit (James).
Wednesday we made our expedition to Central Market. Thursday we had
dinner with Naomi and her kids, then made our way to the Seatac Doubletree
Saturday was my concert. Formal setlist and recordings later, one hopes;
for now, the set was The Fox, As You See, Wheelin, The River, Riverheart,
Boom Gone To Bust, Kitchen Heroes, and Inherit the Earth. The first
half was something of a minor trainwreck, but I felt good about the second
A few good conversations at the con; nothing very deep, but people are
glad to see us moving up to the area.
Monday was a full day of interviews at Google's Seattle office. I
really hope I get that one.
Yesterday noonish we set out for finally set out for home. Old home? The
apartment -- and the PNW -- is already starting to feel a lot like home.
There's nothing like a couple of drives through the desert to make one
long for a place where it's cool and moist a lot of the time.
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