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Pam Klabbers | USLHC | USA

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TGIF

Last week, I was at an electronics conference in Prague. Some of the talks had an definite engineering bent…and sometimes it all just went over my head (though I am fortunate to have learned a little from an ex about the processes used to make all the the electronics chips we use now). Though it makes me curious to learn more. I guess if I had infinite time, I could go back to school again. We’ll see. One of the most interesting persons I have met over the years was a retiree sitting in a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with all these early 20-somethings. He was going back to school after taking an early retirement to learn geology. I thought that sounded like fun at the time. But maybe when I reach retirement it won’t seem like so great of an idea.

This week I spent most of my time underground. The experiment itself sits about 100 meters below the surface, and our electronics does as well. We have a control room that is a little dim and dirty (I am so tempted to start a rant about this – but I will let it lie…), and I’d much rather be in my office with a window. One does get used to it to some degree. Though I feel a little some burrowing animal in its den, only coming out at night to feed.

The weekend is here! I have managed so far to not work too much on the weekend, and because my in-laws arrive here next weekend, the work I do have to do involves our apartment. It is small (75 sq. m. = 800 sq. ft.), but it is ours. Yes, we did take the plunge and buy an apartment (very much like a condo in the States). We’re happy with it, and even if we don’t get much in return later on, at least we had a nice place to live, which was ours to pretty much do as we wanted to.

This weekend we get some rugby action. The Rugby World Cup is in France and the UK in 2007, so there is quite a bit of excitement. Tonight we watch a tape of US vs Tonga and see live (on TV) England vs South Africa. Rugby definitely has more action then football (soccer), but of course is quite a bit rougher. And those are some big dudes…

Anyhow…bon week-end et a la prochain…
Pam

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