At the risk of angering the perpetual-winter gods, I think it’s finally summer. It has been a long winter for sure, but Regina is looking much less white these days. I hear that Alberta has been sharing our suffering, and BC not at all!
Sam is back in the lab working on her thesis, and I started my new position. The people are great and I’m excited to spend my summer there. I am also going to be working on a paper over the summer, as well as attending a conference at the end of May, on top of all the traveling Sam and I are planning.
I’ve had a week off between exams and starting in the lab. I spent Saturday working on the car. I replaced the wheel hub, but ran into some trouble when I couldn’t retract the piston to put the brake caliper back on. Natalie, being a spectacular and selfless hero, drove me to Rona to buy a C-clamp. On Monday, I convinced Sam to take the day off and we went to Moose Jaw to do some shopping. There are a lot of gift shops to see and we had lunch in a quirky little cafe.
We’re looking forward to seeing Sam’s parents on her birthday this month. We’ll also see Mumford and Sons in concert, which someone is very excited about. I will fly back a little early to attend the conference in Regina, but we’re very lucky to have the time off. I’ve only ever been to one concert and it wasn’t nearly this big as this one will be.