The Move Begins

Sometime later today, I'll be backing up the data on my computer and disconnecting it for our final move out to Redmond, Washington. We have packers and movers here from Wednesday through Friday, and we make our one-way flight to Redmond this Saturday morning. It's been a very busy few weeks. In addition to all of the move-related tasks, I found out Sunday evening that I've been the victim of identity theft. Apparently, someone used my social security number to open a line of credit and order items that weren't being shipped to me. I've had to contact the credit bureaus and the local police department. I'm hoping that this was discovered early enough to avert too many unpleasantries. Anyway, the next time I'll have an opportunity to blog will be from our new location. Wish us luck!

Comments (12)
  1. Pramod says:

    Best of luck !! Mike.

    We will miss you in Grand Rapids..

  2. Bruce says:

    Good luck – safe travel.

    Hope you get a good Washington license plate 🙂

  3. Eric Maino says:

    I’ll see you in March… 🙂

  4. J.A. Kei. says:

    Where are you moving from? Which product do you work on?

  5. Moving from Michigan where I’ve been working with Microsoft Consulting Services for the past four-and-a-half years. I’m now a Technical Evangelist who focuses on Whidbey/Avalon-related developer tools and components.

  6. Ray Klaassen says:

    Best wishes on your move and new position. Don’t forget to take frequent cruises – they’re good for you.


  7. Rick Harris says:

    Congratulations Mike on the move out to Redmond. Hopefully you are moving close to the campus so you don’t need to spend an hour in traffic for a 10 mile drive. Oh and thanks for the Soc. Security #, your credit-limit is great! I got enough to buy a nice place in Zeeland from some guy moving out west 🙂


  8. Brian Woidan says:

    Good Luck Mike, hope things work out the way you have envisioned them. Don’t forgot that WBC is what made you!! HA HA

  9. Good luck Michael, hope everything goes smoothly.

  10. Thanks, everyone! I appreciate the comments. 🙂

  11. Bill Miller says:

    Hope the move went well and you’re settling in. Your presence will be missed.

    Was wondering how you found out about the Identity theft and how? Seems to be of a growing concern and the latest article I’ve read was that there was no initiative to really fix the problem.

  12. J Sawyer says:

    Good luck on the move Mike!

    Regarding the ID theft, I’d look in to one of the Credit Monitoring services … Microsoft Money 2005 comes with a subscription. Not perfect, but when some requests your credit, you get notified.

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