Moving to FT Lewis, WA area... - page 2

My wife & I will be moving to Tumwater, WA. I report to Madigan Army Medical Center for a 3 year committment as a member of the Army Nurse Corps, Active Component on April 3, 2006. I will start... Read More

  1. by   pannie
    Drive carefully and have a good trip. Thanks for serving our warriors! If you get to Brook for any training give me a heads up and I'll buy you dinner...
  2. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from pannie
    Drive carefully and have a good trip. Thanks for serving our warriors! If you get to Brook for any training give me a heads up and I'll buy you dinner...
    LOL, I've been assigned to the 5501st USAH [RC] at BAMC since 2003. Yet, now transferring to [AC] for Madigan and your offering to buy dinner now that I'm leaving Texas.
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Mar 6, '06
  3. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    See you when you guys settle, Corvette! Remember, the driving directions I gave you and be careful coming up.
    SmilingBluEyes - Check this out. My sister-in-law gave us three TripTik books, which are AAA travel booklets. Each booklet consist of a series of maps & driving directions with each page covering about 75 miles. The entire route is the same one you sent me.

    BTW, our house sale closes this Friday, then we are off to the PNW.

  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOOT. Looks like I did not lead you astray. Take care, be cautious and we look forward to meeting you and your wife when we all settle (we are moving into our house about the time you arrive in town). Remember your exit off 101!
  5. by   pannie
    Sorry, Corvetteguy, I was dealing with that MRSA thing from July till Jan. and you didn't really want to be around me. Bleh! I've been spending an hour a day in the gym and an hour in the pool. Bleh! I missed the conference in San Diego :angryfire
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    WOOT. Looks like I did not lead you astray. Take care, be cautious and we look forward to meeting you and your wife when we all settle (we are moving into our house about the time you arrive in town). Remember your exit off 101!
    OMG, that was the worse road trip I've made in my entire life.

    We left Buda, TX around 1500 last Friday d/t we had to wait around for the housing settlement closing, which went very well. However the trip to WA was mind boggling from boredom in Kansas to snow blizzards in Colorado & Wyoming. We arrived in Tumwater March 13th. My son & step-daughter are going back to Texas a more southern route, LOL.

    Susan & I do like Breckenridge Heights Apt. Complex, and the area is beautiful. The people here seem very friendly, too.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The view from your hill is TO DIE FOR!!!!!! Enjoy it.....yea it was a LOOONG trip, but it was worth it right?????

    I was thinking of you guys ----we did that long one from Oklahoma to here ourselves.....LONG and LONGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRr

    welcome to WA!
  8. by   RN130
    Welcome to Washington. Lots of folks transition thru here and St Peter gets lots of military folks. The pay scale in washington is one of the best in the country. As to the local hospitals. I have been at St Peter for 20 years. We have 60 Rn openings right now. Our Tele floor has lots of turnover. You might also look at ER and ICu/CCu. We have been struggling with the Matrix-a budget based staffing model and you might be seeing morale at an all time low. With your experience you should be appreciated and you can make a niche for yourself --just pace yourself. There might be a hiring bonus and moving assistance if you look into it. There might also be a referral bonus so try to find some one to split it with!!! I am in Olympia, email me if you would like a tour dpcutler@msn.com.
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Susan accepted Providence St Peters Hospital offer for employment, and we live less than 5 miles from the hospital.

    :smiley_aa
  10. by   zacarias
    Welcome to WA Corvette Guy! Glad your wife got a job close by! I will echo RN130's sentiments about WA pay. Western WA is one of the best areas in the country with respect to pay for nurses.
  11. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from zacarias
    Welcome to WA Corvette Guy! Glad your wife got a job close by! I will echo RN130's sentiments about WA pay. Western WA is one of the best areas in the country with respect to pay for nurses.
    PM coming your way.
  12. by   flip730
    I am new to this forum. I currently live in Illinois (retired AF-Scott AFB) but hope to move to Gig Harbor after I graduate with my BSN in May 09. I recently learned that there is a brand new hospital going up in Gig Harbor (St Anthony's) which will open in Mar 09. It's supposed to be awesome! Very cutting edge specializing in stroke patients. Perhaps that could be a consideration. My folks live in Steilacoom so I know what things you may be considering as far as a commute. I have been trying to find out what the average salary is for the area, but no luck. I hope you have better luck.
  13. by   flip730
    oops. I neglected to note the original posting date. disregard. Hope all is well with your "new" jobs.

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