Just a quick update to minimize confusion. I am now in California working at Stanford. I don't have a permanent home yet, Michelle is still in Seattle and I'm staying in a rented room.
My flight was hellish due to a nasty typhoon that decided to hit the bay area the day before I flew down but I made it in one piece. My luggage arrived the next morning. *sigh*
I'm excited to finally be starting my new job and soon it will, I'm sure, all feel more familiar and I'll be a little less scattered.
Best wishes and Happy new year!