[FoRK] DC area question.

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Tue Jun 21 12:59:49 PDT 2011


I haven't been to Powell's, but the Smithsonian museums (all with free admission) seems like it might offer some solace.

On Jun 21, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Tom Higgins wrote:

> Thanks folks, your info and insights have all been amazingly good to
> hear. The possible  job offer is not for me but for my wife who is a
> life long .gover, in fact I met her when I was a contracted geek and
> she was my BLM stask order manager some 15 years ago. The offer and
> position are all still in flux, I am calling it Schrodinger's Job
> Offer. From what I can tell it is in DC proper, smack in the middle of
> marble and traffic snarls. Since I am still going to be a stay at home
> dad I will most likely become the transit system for the kids and my
> elderly mom; Portland's mass  transit system has set the bar high and
> I doubt it's like will be easily found.
> 
> Harder still will be finding the likes of Powell's Books, sure they
> are online but the joys of wandering the stacks in the main store and
> the tech annex are not digitizable.
> 
> I am still wrapping my head and spreadsheets around the cost of living
> differences between here and some of the possible wheres you folks
> have pointed out.  Some interesting pluses and minuses.
> 
> thanks again for all the info.
> 
> -tom(flux flux all is fliux)higgins
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