We Moved to Seattle!

New Beginnings (Again)

November 1, 2016

After thoroughly packing up the UHaul, Cody and I said our goodbyes to friends and family for our big move to the “Emerald City”. Our drive up was not an easy one… the UHaul would not shift gears properly (especially when going downhill and in heavy traffic). This mechanical issue left us with a series of problems for the 8 – 9 hour trip.  And, these problems probably created a stomach ulcer for me, even though I wasn’t the one driving. Thankfully, we arrived inRenton, WA safe and sound!
We unloaded the 15′ truck into our one bedroom apartment. With just the basics, a bed, a couch, and a TV, we were set up. After being abroad for over a year, it felt like Christmas reopening items from a past life. Here and there, we’d shout “Oh remember this glass!” or “How I missed this!”. Among the items that sat in storage for so long were my precious African masksthat I collect, my books on mammalogy and primates, and Cody’s beloved comic book collection.

November 11, 2016

Now, we’ve finally settled into our place and are ready to begin a life of normalcy. Cody is to begin a job as a car salesman this upcoming week. As for me, I am scouring the internet for local jobs – including photography gigs. I am hoping that I can have photography as a side business. Once I have the clientele, maybe I can kick it off into full gear! In the meantime, I am looking at the conservation, wildlife, office, and even animal training jobs.
Eventually, after we’ve got a steady pace of work and savings backed up, we’d like to welcome a pet into the family. It’s been a great year traveling the world and studying primates, but we are both big animal lovers. Without having a cat or dog in the home, it feels a lot emptier. All in due time I suppose.
I’ll try to keep all of our friends and family updated with what we are doing in this big, new city! There is still so much to see in Seattle and outside of it. We can’t wait to hit some hiking trails and get some fantastic shots of Washington’s scenery.

Seattle Facts

Fact 1: “One interesting (and intellectual) fact about Seattle: it’s the most literate city in the U.S. We have the most bookstores and libraries per capita, and the most library card-holders to check them out!”
Fact 2: “Seattle’s annual rainfall is less than that of Houston, Chicago and New York City.”
Fact 3: “More folks bike to work here than in any other city in the U.S. – and Seattle was the first city to put cops on bikes, too. “


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