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The Autobiography of Russell
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Housing Search: Day 5
The housing search goes poorly. Sure, if I raised my monthly rent to 950 I could find somewhere very quickly and easily, but then I'd probably have to get a 9-5 40 hour a week desk job again. I'm avoiding that possibility like the plague. Instead I'm lowering the requirement of a 1 bedroom to also include studios, filtering down to a maximum of 850$/month, and increasing the range of my search area to include slightly more remote yet still feasible places in the Capitol Hill area. Instead of a 3-4 minute walk to the store it might be a 5-10 minute walk (... just realized that 10 minute walk is still a little long... we'll see). I've got a few places open in tabs now to call once I'm done with my lunch meetup plans.

I also need to get an Orca card for the public transit system while I'm in the downtown area. I like the idea of using 1$ coins to pay for fair, but the fare is an uneven 25¢ so I'd also have to carry around quarters. If they're going to provide a convenient value card that also automatically handles transfers and works on several of the area systems, then why not.

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mcfnord From: mcfnord Date: May 17th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Where are you likely to work?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 17th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
From home. Really.
philmach From: philmach Date: May 17th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have an Orca card! Actually, the Orca card will save you lots of money. The area has like 4 or 5 different transit agencies, but they've decided to stop honoring each other's paper transfers so unless you have an Orca card it costs WAY more to travel between zones (in my case from the Eastside to downtown) than if you have a card.

Seattle public transit is weird.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 17th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seattle public transit may be weird, but it's not bad. Pretty good coverage, free in the downtown area, and decent schedules (not the greatest, but not bad either). Plus, at least the last time I was here, they allow developers to pull on actual bus location data so you can tell how long until the next bus will be there versus should be there. It's pretty nice (NTS: re-install that app on my phone).
philmach From: philmach Date: May 17th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I downloaded that app when I was visiting a few months ago!
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