Hurricane Irene is coming to town. Very unusual in these parts – but this year we’ve had a tornado and an earthquake. Why not throw in a little hurricane just to round it all out? We had already planned to go to Maine this weekend. My parents are there visiting, and it’s the last weekend of our summer as school starts next week.
What we didn’t count on was driving for a day to spend two days in the pouring rain, then driving for a day to get home. Oh, well. I’ve packed board games and card games and DVDs and books. We’ll visit with our family, and always remember it as the hurricane vacation.
My capstone defense went well, in case you were wondering. It took about an hour to make my presentation (with a lot of discussion along the way). I was nervous going in, but once I started talking I was fine. I know this material so well, I just went on autopilot and talked about it, which was nice. I got some really good feedback, and need to make some minor changes to my paper. It turns out that that’s the way these projects work. I was expecting to go in and present, and shake hands and be done, but there’s this one little last step – the final draft. It was a bit of a let-down. I was picturing walking out of the building and doing a happy dance and basking in the glory of the done-ness of it all. I asked them what happens when people do their defense the day before graduation (as frequently happens). They replied that those students still graduate, but the licensing paperwork doesn’t get submitted until the final draft is in. Would that suck or what?
So – within a few weeks I’ll be buckling down to make the modifications I need to make, and then it will be done. Done, done, done. Then I will happy dance.