Another Update: Seattle Edition! · 7:07am
Hello everyone! This is your old pal TailsFox88 coming you to live (not really) from Seattle, Washington! It's been a while since the last time I really had the chance to get on this website, I figured it would be a good chance to give you all an update on my current status.
I've been in Seattle for just over a week now and for the most part, I've enjoyed the change of scenery. It's a lot busier than what I'm used to, but not nearly as much as I thought it was going to be. Also, the non-stop rain the past few days has been quite annoying (I'm from a desert state. Very little rain.), but the first few days that I was here were absolutely gorgeous. Also, I love how many trees and forests there are up here, and the fact that people actually know how to drive.
The first few days I spent looking at apartments in the area. Coming from somewhere where $700 a month for a large apartment was considered pricy, you can imagine how I felt finding out that a tiny, studio apartment here can run as high as $1600(!) and larger ones can reach up to $2500. Fortunately, I managed to find someplace that's a bit outside of the main city, while still being close enough, and not too ridiculously priced. It's not available until the 22nd, but that's alright since I still have temporary housing and it gives me time to procure some furniture, since I don't actually own any.
Finally, I officially started my job with Amazon on Monday. So far, it's been rather overwhelming to be honest. Amazon has a very peculiar method of handling business, which is something that they pride themselves on. It's a good model, and it's done them extremely well, but it's also a lot to take in all at once. I can't give you any specifics of course, but I can tell you that so far it's going good. Hopefully once I get past these training meetings and start working with real code again, things will improve as well.
Also, check out the view from my floor.
Anyways, that's basically all for now. As I mentioned before, writing is put on hold for a little bit while things are still in flux. Hopefully that won't be too much longer, but who knows. Once again, thanks for your patience, and I'll try to get back to it ASAP.