I am moving from Hove, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. I dabbled with SL for a few years and then it was part of my MA in Educational Technology, and that is what got me back into it. Hopefully I will be using SL more and more in a distance and blended capacity for simulations. Sounds like exciting times for you, and I wish you well for the move!
You are very welcome! I am getting back into the swing of SL after a bit of a break and would love to talk about the prominence of SL in America. I am moving to North Carolina in 12 weeks and have heard mixed comments from EFL teachers about the use, and popularity of Second Life.