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Wall #1

Wall #2
[Poll #1275874]

[Note: This poll is for educational and entertainment purposes only. [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I have already begun repainting both walls.]
bigmacbear: Me in a leather jacket and Hockey Night in Canada ball cap, on a ferry with Puget Sound in background (Default)
The reason all is now quiet on the house-hunting front is we are now in the contract phase; that is, we have put in an offer and it has been accepted. Now for all the paperwork and running around leading up to closing. I'll share the details once we get to closing, currently scheduled for September 30.
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I had a meeting this morning with a fellow SMC member who happens to be a real estate agent. While the agent was out of the room collecting printouts, we conferred about our "wish list" for our new home, one item of which was "convenient to a bus line or Park and Ride". Gary remarked, "Do they still have 'kiss and ride' in Chicago? I hope not... What's next, 'f**k and ride'?"

I said "Of course not. They'd call it 'Pork and Ride'."

It occurred to me that [livejournal.com profile] churchbear might appreciate that one. ;-)

Today

May. 25th, 2008 03:10 pm
bigmacbear: Me in a leather jacket and Hockey Night in Canada ball cap, on a ferry with Puget Sound in background (Default)
Right after completing my last post I went with [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear to the Bear Brunch at Martin's Off Madison. We had an interesting discussion about current events over brunch. Our waiter was a fellow who had sung with SMC my first two concerts with the chorus but hadn't been much seen in those parts since; he had a duet with long-time chorister Thatcher on "He Was a Friend Of Mine" from Brokeback Mountain.

After brunch as we were wrapping up our discussion, a couple of guys who looked vaguely familiar came in for lunch. Turns out they were [livejournal.com profile] bukephalus and his friend Bruce. I got up to introduce myself and Gary stayed seated where he was and waved when I introduced him to them. I made an attempt to sell [livejournal.com profile] bukephalus on our upcoming concert and we parted with a "See you online."

I mentioned to Gary on the way to brunch that we should take a look around the University District, Ravenna, and Lake City, specifically the route of the express buses I would take to work should we decide to move there. The basic idea is that we would like to move someplace convenient to a bus line to downtown Seattle as well as to my office in Bothell. There are many buses that connect the University and downtown, so from a transportation standpoint, the neighborhoods along the way between Bothell and the U District would be ideal, barring any showstoppers like major gang activity and other crime. So off we went, taking a drive north along 25th Avenue to Ravenna Way and Lake City Way, then turning around just short of Ballinger Road and heading back along 125th Street to I-5 south. No property jumped out and said "Buy me" though.

From I-5 we headed to Bellevue on Route 520 and Gary gave me an impromptu tour of the Bellevue Community College campus. He's taking a class through BCC but it is completely online: no lectures or labs on campus, so really the only reason he has to visit is to register or visit his instructor or a counselor. The campus is a very late-1960s design, with a lot of elevated walkways connecting the core buildings, a style of architecture I find fascinating even if a bit utilitarian.

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