Day 232 of 1000
The day I returned from Vancouver, Kelly received a letter from NCSU telling us that she had won a scholarship. The same day, we turned down a very big scholarship for both Christian and Kelly from University of Idaho. That was pretty sad. We worked hard on the University of Idaho relationship, but NCSU is a much better school in both Statistics (SAS was started at NCSU) and Applied Mathematics, so we bit the bullet and released the scholarships to someone else. In the end, the cost to go to NCSU will be cheaper than U Idaho because of the cost of living so it was the right thing to do, but it was still a little sad.
In the meantime, I came back from rainy, rainy Vancouver to the beautiful weather of springtime Raleigh, North Carolina. I went to our fabulous Sunday morning meeting full of humble and odd people (including us), had a wonderful Easter dinner with good friends, started studying the R programming language with Kelly for a half an hour per night, arranged to get together for lunch with our buddy Andres, spent several hours discussing Christian’s plans for an application area for his Applied Math degree, and realized I have a great life here in North Carolina. Then, this morning, I drove to Charlotte, did my job for several hours, and had a meeting at the end of the day that made me realize that I have a great job (for someone like me) doing something I love.
After all that, Kelly and I did our half hour of R study via Skype on a shared desktop.
Life is great.