Kelly the Culinarian: Seattle Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Seattle Secrets Revealed

Since I dropped my moving bomb last week, I've fielded a ton of questions about my plans and what's going on. I'll confess that I don't have that great of a plan in place. We're wheels up in about 60 days. When I say I've been sitting on the secret forever, it's only a slight exaggeration.

Tim is finishing his MBA next month and received an offer from a company in Seattle contingent upon the completion of his degree. He starts his job in mid July, which is when we'll have to be settled in Seattle by.

As for me, my job will allow me to work remotely 100 percent of the time, logging hours on central time from my living room in Seattle. I work in social media and public relations, most of which can be done online. To get ready for the transition, I've already started working remotely on a regular basis to get used to creating my own schedule and deliverables.

Our little townhouse in the suburbs just hit the market last week. We've had one showing and have an open house scheduled, but it's slow going. Here's hoping I'm not stuck with a suburban townhouse 2,000 miles away when we pack up for Seattle.
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my
townhouse, buy me maybe?

Once we arrive in Seattle ... we presently have no place to live. In Washington, you only need to give a 20-day notice that you're leaving an apartment. That means it's a tight turnaround for renters. We may not have a place to live there until two weeks before we depart, but that's just fine by me. We have neighborhoods picked out and will find a place within those parameters.
Potential apartment office view
My car has got to go. With the working from home and the sad state of my 11-year-old triathlon wagon, there's no way it's coming with.

This guy, however, is coming with. Napoleon might be kind of a jerk, but he's about to become a Pacific Northwest jerk. Every apartment we looked at was dog friendly to the extreme, some even boasting dog runs and grooming stations. People in Seattle are crazy about their pets, evidently.
Just laying in the sun, leave me be
I think they might allow pets here
Most of our stuff, like furniture, housewares and clothes, has got to go. I've given away car fulls of stuff to different charities and given away even more stuff to friends. When we finally get out of here, we won't have much stuff to speak of at all.

Any other Seattle/moving questions?


Unknown said...

That's awesome that you're going to be able to work remotely!! I was hoping they would say yes to that :-)

Unknown said...

There are a lot of unknowns, and just as many opportunities! I imagine it can be tough to not know what's ahead, but embrace it. You'll rock it!

Shannyn said...

The midwest will miss you!!

Shannyn said...

The midwest will miss you!

kathyo said...

Such a cute picture of Napoleon! It's great you get to keep your job. Good luck with your house sale