Posted by: chlost | January 26, 2014

And now, some good stuff

Some pretty exciting stuff around here. Good stuff for a change.

Our son-in-law, the mathematician, has been offered a new position. First, they will be here in the Twin Cities for about 2 1/2 months. After that, he will begin his new job at the University of Pennsylvania.. They have been in Lincoln NE for the past two years. Let’s just say that Lincoln is not their kind of town. They’ve been miserable.

They’d nearly lost hope, as the funding for hiring him has been up in the air for several months. Didn’t they know about the new STEM initiatives? Why wouldn’t there be funding for a PhD math position?

Our daughter works online, so she is able to work from anywhere. Now all they have to do is figure out where they will live, how they will get there, and what they will move with them. It is a little complicated with the 2 1/2 month position here in the middle of it. It’s a fun problem to have Anyone have any suggestions for a moderately priced place near the University campus?

A second good item: For the first time ever, I am going to take a short trip to someplace warm during the coldest winter weather. A couple of high school friends and I are going to South Padre Island. A friend of one of my friends has a place there, and she invited us. It took us all of about 10 seconds to say yes. We found very cheap tickets. I can’t wait. Sun, warmth and water, here I come.

These women friends and I traveled together for a weekend once before. We had a great time. Neither of them have done much traveling, so it is a big deal for them to travel. It is a big deal to me to get away from this gawd-awful weather. (Tomorrow the HIGH is supposed to be -12, with the low -20 something, and winds of 50-60 mph.)

It is nice to have something good to forward to right about now!



  1. Congratulations to your son-in-law, and what a great time to get away with your friends.

    • Thank you. I plan to enjoy every moment of warmth.

  2. Congrats on your son-in-law’s job… and the warm vacation. Good things are happening, indeed đŸ™‚

    • Thank you. I’m ready for the good stuff.

  3. Philadelphia has a really decent public transportation system with a station very near Penn’s campus, so they shouldn’t hesitate to branch out a bit….

    • That is good to know They do plan to use the public transportation. They are hoping to sublet something for a short time to allow them a chance to be there and decide where they want to be long term. If you have suggestions, I will pass them along!

  4. Good news AND heat! Wow!

    • Right now the heat sounds like the best of the news.

  5. The warmth of friends and weather..what more could you want?

    • Exactly!

  6. Congrats all round! Super times, and I do hope all works out well. Sounds as if this is just the right winter for you to take some time in the sun, have fun:)

    • Thank you. I plan to enjoy every moment.

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