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Saturday, May 19, 2012

I can see clearly now

As I write this, I'm sitting in my new (albeit temporary) apartment at the Oakwood Falls Church complex in Falls Church, Virginia. Orientation and training for the new job begin on Monday, but for the next three weeks I'll be here by myself until my wife and daughter fly out here next month. It's almost 1am Eastern time as I'm writing this, but my body still thinks it's about 10pm Pacific, so I'm not sleepy at the moment. What better way to kill some late night time than to update the blog...

We've been staying at my parents' house in Bremerton, Washington since leaving Taiwan earlier this month. Although I was pretty busy seeing to a lot of various matters before flying out to Dulles Airport, last night, I still managed to make some time for walking. The neighboring community of Silverdale has a network of trails that roughly follow a stream known as Clear Creek. The walks are hardly strenuous, but the scenery changes a lot along the course, ranging from the shores of Dye's Inlet (on Puget Sound) to forest to open fields, making for a nice variety. There is plenty of wildlife, mainly in the form of birds and squirrels, to be seen, though one morning I was pleasantly surprised to see a seal swimming around and under the pier at the waterfront park in Silverdale. Amber joined me on a couple of occasions, but for the most part my daily walks were solitary affairs. I'll have to see where I can go walking and/or hiking in this area.



  1. Welcome to Virginia, you're here just in time for the muggy summer!

    Shoot me an e-mail if you're up for a beer at a local brew-pub.

  2. Good luck! I am happy that you're back!