I’ve been remiss again. So far as keeping this space up to date. Lets say I’ve had a lot going on, lots to think about, all of which has made be about as uptight and anxious as I’ve been in my life. To the point where from time to time over the last week or so I’ve had some trouble keeping all the balls in the air that I usually do.
Now I’m not saying that everything is bad around here, we had some most excellent news to report here at the Casa Del San-A-Ray.
The Grad Student to Be was accepted to the school of his choice. It was a long shot, and I honestly didn’t think he’d get in, but he did. I’m talking about the Technion, aka the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa Israel. One of the very top engineering schools in the world. Now he had a decision to make, UC Davis or Technion. Applying to a school like that is all fun and exciting when you’re dreaming, but when that dream comes true and you realize that you’re leaving home and moving across the globe for three years? Then it’s a big old gulp. And he gulped.
He got his email announcing his admission on Sunday morning. As I predicted BTW. He was looking for it all last week. Davis wanted to know his decision by Friday last week, Technion told him they’d let him know the following week. Kid was a little ferklempt the whole week. I figured he’d know Sunday, Sunday is first day of the work week in Israel and sure enough.
Then the cherry on top of the sundae- On Monday morning he got a follow up not to his acceptance note, in a very matter of fact way they let him know that he’s been offered a full ride academic scholarship.
So he’s going.
That lump in throat thing? Transfer that to my throat now. He’s going to be gone for like 3 years. In a city that’s a 3 hour drive from Damascus Syria.
But we couldn’t be prouder. Kid has some moxie to pick up move to another country and attend a grad school where the instruction is in another language. Whole ‘nuther alphabet. Whole ‘nuther world.
So we got that to think about, massive logistics.