Yes, the rumors are true... Michelle and I have decided to move from chilly Minneapolis, to the temperate and coffee-infested Northwest.
We've been planning this move for a number of years... the timing made sense because of the housing market crash. This has helped make the Seattle real estate market go from insanely expensive to just laughably expensive...
We'll both be keeping the same jobs, as well. That's the beauty of the interwebs... you can do anything from anywhere, as long as you have the correct technology.
I'm going to miss a lot about Minneapolis: my family, my friends, competent yet non-cocky software developers... but I've always wanted to live somewhere else. Seattle was always one of my top 5 favorite US cities, along with San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis. I've met some great people out there, so I know I'll be OK.
I'm certain I'll be coming back frequently. I have several clients and business ventures here in Minneapolis, and I'll need to keep an eye on them. But the big question is, will Luke drop my blog from Central Standard Tech because I'm now splitting my time in two cities??? I hope not... ;-)