It’s been a pretty busy week for us, as we’ve been trying to tackle small jobs for our big visit in between all of the usual school junk. We’ve spent all weekend trying to clean all of the Marilyn hair out of every crevasse in the house. Sam’s parents and grandparents are coming to visit for her master’s convocation next week. Her mom is going to stay with us for a week afterword, so we’ll surely have a lot of fun. Sam is finally done two crazy work-weeks, and is definitely looking forward to a well-deserved break.
In September, I received my official offer of acceptance to grad school! I’ll be doing my master’s here in Regina while Sam finishes her PhD. I will be doing my graduate studies in computer science, and not engineering as I had previously thought, due to finding a very engaging supervisor in my own department. My graduate work will probably revolve around semantic consistency between mobile device platforms. It’s not a heavily theoretical topic, which is one of the reasons I was originally nervous about doing a thesis in CS.
In the meantime, Sam and I have filled our days with many fall-related activities. We went out to the Lumsden pumpkin festival and participated in a corn maze. We also went to Sam’s lab party and enjoyed fresh-baked bread in a brand new outdoor oven. We also made a highly successful Thanksgiving dinner last night, with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, carrots, and a whole lot of alcohol. It’s been an amazing third fall in Regina, and I’m sure it’ll only get better.