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Old 09-10-2008, 02:50 PM
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I'm a new member to this forum. I live in Redmond (in the Redmond Ridge Community on Novelty Hill) with my husband (who works at MSFT) and my one-year old (who is settled into daycare).

I really want to join a Seattle-based company - it's a great job and just what I need in my career - but am unsure about the commute? What are the options? How long does it take?

Also, how does Seattle's weather factor into the commute. I'm thinking it must be terrible waiting for a bus in the cold, rainy winters?

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:04 PM
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Having commuted by bus for many, many years between the Redmond-Bellevue border and downtown Seattle, I can attest that the time spent on the bus is one of the highlights of my week. It's free time -- over 5 hours per week -- to be comfortable and put my attention on anything I want, while someone else deals with the problems. I LOVE METRO!

Here's the Metro website, with everything you need:
Metro Online Home Page (http://transit.metrokc.gov/ - broken link)
You'll be able to figure out there what route is best for you and what time(s).

Sounds as though the job has been looking for you, and your life has organized to be ready for it.

If you don't like drizzle or rain, then clearly the best way to deal with it is appropriate coat, footwear and umbrella. You can find magic in the smell of the earth in rain, and in the morning birds who will accompany you while you wait. I wish you joy!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:15 PM
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Sound Transit Route 545 is a great way to get from Redmond to Seattle. You can pick it up at the Redmond Park and Ride, and the ride to downtown Seattle is about 30 minutes.
Sound Transit - Ride the Wave for their schedules
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