It also means that after months of freeloading off our friends we will soon be leaving the Seattle area. If you haven't had a chance to visit us here you will have to do it soon. The information/interview/negotiation process for my new job has been very slow, but now that the decision is made it will all be fast forward to get us out there and settled. That means our time in WA is very limited and the opportunity for visiting on the trip east will be unlikely, although we will be in MN for several days to gather our stored possessions. I will be driving our vehicle out and Nicole and Madeline will fly to meet me to speed the trip up even further. We haven't yet secured housing but hopefully once settled we will have room for guests (hint, hint).