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Kerrie Greenhalgh and her transformation to Green Transportation

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Our lovely community builder has gone green, and she is DRIVING US NUTS.  Kerrie purchased a backpack so she can fit in with the bus people in Seattle.  She carries a little umbrella in her backpack, her bus pass, lipstick, keys, her nanno, and her nook.

She is one week in! She is transfixed by the fact that her ORCA card is a block of plastic that is swiped, and she doesn't have to pay cash. She revealed this to us on Friday morning and she was very excited that there is no money changing hands.

We took an office bet on how long she would last with her new found dedication to the environment. So far we have two to three weeks, and shorter with inclement weather, grumpy people, or a bus break-down.

Here are some of the considerations: Her bus has not broken down yet, her bus has not bypassed her because it is full, she has in her first week been able to sit down on her commute.  All these variables may impact her abilit to the stay the course, and stay green.

Kerrie lives on the other side of Lake Washington, and she decided to committ to green this year. How long do you think she will last?



Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I think that if she knows there is a pool going and that people are betting against her, that she won't quit! Just sayin' ya know? Kerrie is not a quitter!!

Jan 09, 2012 05:22 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

18 days or till she misses the bus and has to wait for another one.

Jan 09, 2012 05:22 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

We'll how exciting is this!!!  You go Kerrie.  I love the whole "going green" philosophy and partake in it myself.  

Jan 09, 2012 05:22 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Go Green!!!  Bussing is such a cool adventure and I highly recommend it to anyone.  I've met 2 friends on my bus route thus far and I vow not to break!  Bus for life!!!!  :)

Jan 09, 2012 05:27 AM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

Miss Kerrie,

Anything you say, can and WILL be used against you as evidence at a later date :) I give you 3 weeks, 5 if the weather is nice and this is Seattle so most likely 3 weeks

Jan 09, 2012 05:30 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Kerrie -- glad you have the option of using the bus.  In my previous job, people in my office who lived near me had a 2 hour commute, when they used the bus.  The 30-40 minute drive for me, to cover the same distance, and the fact that my hours fluctuated, meant bussing was not an option.  Unfortunately, for those of your mindset living in Pierce County, Pierce County Transit is in midst fo cutting back bus and transit service from large areas of the county.

Jan 09, 2012 06:21 AM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Kate ...   


   What if Kerrie needs to bring a large object ,,    leave at a odd time  .......


        Will that count ?


Surely see will go to a party soon !!!!

Jan 09, 2012 10:20 AM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

Robert, Kerrie has a special transportation party pack. We have also discussed her emergency bus survival kit too.  She is prepped for all eventualities! It still won't last-one rotten week of  rain and it will be over!


Jan 09, 2012 11:26 AM
Melissa McKinney
Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

Either way you just gotta love Kerrie!! :)

Jan 16, 2012 04:46 PM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

We do :)


Jan 20, 2012 06:42 AM