One week from tomorrow, Adam will give a half hour presentation of his thesis, (“H1 Absorption Toward MAGPIS Supernova Remnant Candidates”) to a panel of professors at the university. Following which, they will test his astrophysical knowledge by randomly questing him regarding anything (and everything) he should have learned during his graduate studies. This questioning should last about an hour to an hour and a half.
Assuming that everything goes smoothly (please, please, please!), and that Adam is able to demonstrate that he really does deserve a Master’s Degree in Astrophysics (which obviously, he does), our time in Iowa will be at an end.
Adam has applied to many jobs, and all applications are “under review”. We knew that there was a good possibility of there being a period of uncertainty and we made plans for such an event. We will temporarily be returning to Las Vegas.
So the packing has begun. Is there anyone in the world that enjoys packing? It sure is one of my least favorite things!
However, I am excited about what lay ahead for our little family. We have no reason to not be optimistic or confident because we know that fear and faith cannot coexist and we have faith that Lord wants what’s best for us and has a wonderful plan prepared.We will MISS our home here in Iowa. More than I could say. In so many ways this move will be SO good for us…but in so many ways it will be SO difficult. We will not forget this place or the people anytime soon. That’s for SURE! We won’t be moving for several more weeks, and we plan to enjoy every moment of our remaining time here.