Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Welcome Weather.

We had a fairly pleasant, and otherwise event-less, arrival into Seattle on Saturday, Feb 8, as you can see in this picture of a beaming Vidya, after finishing the formalities of renting a car.

However, when we woke up on the morning of Sunday, the next day, we were greeted with abundant snow. All along, we had only heard of rain as the signature component of the weather in the Seattle area. Some friends even described the Seattle weather as similar to that in Coorg, Karnataka, in India.

But snow?

Monday, February 10, 2014

From Silicon Valley to Seattle.

There comes a time in your life when you have to give greater importance to your spouse's career1. Thus it is that I'm blogging from the Seattle area.

After serving Cisco for a little more than 19 years, and starting today, my wife has joined Microsoft Corporation. She is excited to be part of a cloud infrastructure initiative within Microsoft, in Redmond, WA.

How did we decide to leave Silicon Valley for Redmond Country, after having been in the Valley for several decades? The Microsoft opportunity for my wife's career came first, of course.