The microscope was the first thing I ordered but there has been several delays getting it installed. We ordered the scope with a new sCMOS camera that has some major advantages over the CCD camera they are loaning us (4x the field of view and 100FPS full chip). The current hardware can't keep up with all the data so Applied Precision is supposed to upgrade our system once they work out a new hardware configuration that will use RAID arrays and SSDs to keep up with the camera. Still this scope is amazing compared to the 10 year old version I was using at UC Berkeley.
I got to UW at the beginning of September. Renovations were behind schedule so I didn't get into my lab until late September. This wasn't really an issue since I spent the first month ordering equipment. Most of the lab is now setup, the running our first PCR and agarose gel feels like an accomplishment.