I was preparing to move up here from Salt Lake City, UT with my friend Sonya. We had scoped out an apartment, found jobs at North Creek Analytical and were running around doing final preparations before moving.
On the drive up here we had a moving van, Sonya's truck and my car. I am notorious for my inability to drive for any length of time, and this trip was no different. Depending on whom you ask, I made it about an hour and a half or two hours before I was drifting off and called my Mom to take my place at the wheel of my car. After the switch I believe I lasted about 2 seconds before I fell asleep in the cab of the moving truck with Don driving.
I don't remember much of the drive - just that I really wanted to get here. Once we did - our apartment was on the 3rd floor in a complex in Kenmore, WA - we proceeded to unload. At the time I had quite a large collection of VHS movies (over 400) and I am fairly sure that Don was ready to chuck them in the trash. I also had quite a few boxes of books that I had packed without trying to lift - what a mistake. My Mom and Don were amazing and we got it all unloaded so that Sonya and I could spend the weekend unpacking and getting settled before starting work on Monday.
I love it here and I am so grateful for the support I had to get here. It has been an amazing 10 years and hopefully it will be many, many more.