surprise announcement

PaulJMC's picture

OK Boys,

Its confirmed now - we are moving to Seattle for my job. Still have the dramas of trying to get my partner into the country (Very frustrating when the city and the company reconise your relationship but the federal government treats you like strangers).

Anyway VERY excited and we hope to be there soon.



brucedow's picture

It's ridiculous that the feds won't acknowledge your relationship.
We are lucky in Canada - and now in NY State... but it really means nothing until we can cross borders openly and fairly...

Congratulations, though. Seattle is a beautiful city.
All the best.

PaulJMC's picture

thanks mate. yes it works for us here in Australia too, especally easy if you ar the spouse of someone coming for work.... oh well! :) we'll get there

In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

TheKnittingMill's picture

That's great Paul, congratulations! Seattle is a GREAT city! Good luck with all of the logistics.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats on the move. I'm sorry that you are having to deal with the bureaucratic hassles, though. It truly is ridiculous but that's just more of the silliness called American politics. Hope everything gets worked out and you transition smoothly.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Good luck Paul, I hope all works out well for both of you.

scottly's picture

Seattle is truly wonderful and just about our most liberal region so hopefully you'll get to deal with Feds from there. Congrats on the move but you better try and pack up some sunshine from down under because Seattle doesn't get much. Also, if you stand still too long moss will grow on your north side.

PeterMark's picture

Seattle is beautiful if you can take the gray skies and traffic jams. All in all, you're going to love the Pacific Northwest here in the US.


Simpawknits's picture

Wonderful! Hope to see you at the Fall Men's Knitting Retreat next September. It's in Federal Way, WA.

I lived in Seattle for 3 years. I miss it so much! Much luck to you!

Masala's picture

Very beautiful in Seattle, and, lucky you guys Pike Street Market! Fresh Pacific Northwest fish!

IamKnitGuy's picture

Congrats, now you can easily attend the Men's Fall Knitting Retreat held just outside Seattle! Good luck with the move and getting your partner here quickly and easily!

PaulJMC's picture

thanks gents for all the comments - I love the city too.

AND i did think that I was closer to al the knitting retreats! :)

In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

teejtc's picture

Australia to Seattle?! Talk about change! Congratulations - Good luck on all of the specifics!

Grace and peace,