We returned from Carson City late last night and transferred a sleeping boy to his own bed. He has turned out to be a very good [as in patient and not fussy] traveler.

Audrey’s presentation and poster at the Nevada NASA Joint Conference were very well received, she won a prize and a monetary award for her poster and networked up a storm. At an archaeological conference, you might get a 10% discount at the organization booth as swag in your registration packet. Part [part!] of the swag at this NASA conference was a matte black bullet Fisher Space Pen. (Maybe I could change directions for the Ph.D.…)

On the job front (which I haven’t mentioned because nothing has shaken loose) I’m starting a stint with Far Western Research Group and will be at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah for two 8-day field sessions starting on Monday. I had hoped to avoid time away from Audrey and Ian, especially since she has her Ph.D. proposal defense and comps coming up, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Baby needs new shoes, Daddy doesn’t want to have the house repossessed. What’s an archaeologist to do? :^)

I think I owe just about everyone I know email replies or updates on various things and I have no idea when I will get to clear out that backlog. I apologize for that.

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I am the non-admin personality of blivet tool & die I have been academically trained as a professional archaeologist (MA, RPA) and now live in Arvada, CO. Father, husband, scientist, geek of several trades, and high-functioning Autistic adult. Future planetary expatriate?