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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2017-05-18 07:43 pm


So as I alluded to in passing, I'm moving.

My departure from the Bay Area is May 31st.

The moving pod(s) will be with me from sometime May 26 through sometime May 31st.

I am driving to Tacoma with some of the stuff that's too delicate or otherwise unsuitable to be trusted to a pod. (Alcohol in the trunk. My computer. Stuff I'll need to survive for a week or so without things from the pod. The ancestral tea set from Dad's mom's side of the family, eventually destined for Ev. The box with the paper volumes of my journal.) The drive often takes two days; it's possible that I may accomplish it in one go, though I haven't yet driven it. (I did the Phoenix/SF drive in two days the first time, and one day on the two subsequent trips.)

The plan for Tacoma is:
* some sort of long-term pre-payable hotel for the first ~month, keeping in mind that I'll be off at Open Source Bridge for part of that, too
* two specific call centers to apply to
* look for a ~year lease
* look for a better job

Oh yes, and: see my partner and metamour on a regular basis.

This is earlier than I thought I'd be going, but it was suddenly time.

My world is boxes. Company would be welcome but is not necessary, and the number of sitting surfaces in here is drastically lower than usual.
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[personal profile] syntaxofthings 2017-05-19 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
That is exciting that you'll get to see your partner and metamour on a regular basis!! Ahhh I am happy to hear that. Good luck moving! \o/
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-05-19 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
So exciting! *^^* I hope the move goes smoothly!
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[personal profile] pauamma 2017-05-19 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
Best luck on the move!
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[personal profile] ghoti 2017-05-19 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] kareila 2017-05-19 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Eeee! *kermitflail*
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[personal profile] kareila 2017-05-19 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
If I do it will probably be a hasty last minute decision! <3
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[personal profile] silveradept 2017-05-19 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope the move is without worries or concerns, and everything gets into and out of boxes without harm or issue.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2017-05-19 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
May all your boxes stay just full enough for efficiency yet light enough to lift.
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[personal profile] xinef 2017-05-19 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Best wishes for the move and yay for being nearer your partner and metamour.
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[personal profile] sraun 2017-05-19 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Have fun!
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[personal profile] kyleri 2017-05-19 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
May your move go smoothly, & may there be much joy for you on the other side!
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[personal profile] kyleri 2017-05-19 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Checklists make _everything_ better.
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[personal profile] nadyne 2017-05-19 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
So happy for you!
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[personal profile] ghoti 2017-05-21 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
You? Logistics? Never. ;-)
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[personal profile] wohali 2017-05-19 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/ woo!
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[personal profile] emceeaich 2017-05-20 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Hurray for being closer to the partner and metamor!
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[personal profile] asciident 2017-05-20 01:21 am (UTC)(link)

We'll have to get together sometime!

For job hunting, I suggest for state govt positions. There are some Tacoma-area offices for various agencies (including mine). Also some people choose to commute from Tacoma to Olympia/Tumwater, but I don't know your car situation or commuting tolerance.
Edited 2017-05-20 01:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] asciident 2017-05-21 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
Totally understand. My minivan is about 14 years old now so I'm grateful I live about 15 minutes from work in rush hour traffic. :)

Like I mentioned, there's definitely some state agencies with Tacoma offices that may have suitable openings. And there's the Tacoma campus of University of Washington (another flavor of state employment). Plus Tacoma is a lot more booming than it was 10-15 years ago so there should be decent opportunities in the private sector too.
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[personal profile] snippy 2017-05-20 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
What a wonderful life change to make! I hope it's everything you want it to be.
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[personal profile] triadruid 2017-05-20 01:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Bon chance!

And packing is such a pain... remember, SMALL boxes for books.
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[personal profile] subbes 2017-05-20 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
good luck! :)
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[personal profile] rynia 2017-05-21 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] rynia 2017-05-22 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)

My hopes that the trip itself is only minimally adventurous and that the excitement stays at or below manageable levels.

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[personal profile] nanila 2017-05-22 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
This is terribly exciting and also fraught and I hope that the outcome is unpacking of everything intact, and lots and lots of joy and pleasure in good company.
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[personal profile] ephemera 2017-05-27 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Here's to a smooth move, and lots of good things coming your way as part of this next stage of your adventures ;)
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[personal profile] kk1raven 2017-05-28 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope everything goes well with your move and that you easily find good places to live and work once you get there.

[personal profile] cissa 2017-05-30 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
I am wishing you the best with this! Moving is hard, and I hope it goes well.