For now Damien is staying in Seattle. The arrangement is only expected to last a year, and then I could relocate back if I choose. I get two trips to Redmond a month and I plan to make those overlap weekends. So, theoretically every other weekend I'll be in Seattle. In particular, I plan to make use of the Snoqualmie season pass I bought last spring.
Anyway, should be fun! I got an Alaska Airlines visa ($1 = 1 mile) to help compound the frequent flier mileage.
Unfortunately, by the time I get down there, it may all be completely burned.
Edit: Damien took a job with AdECN too!