I started looking at my school schedule for next semester yesterday. Everyone's been asking me, "when will you be done?" for years now. I think I now have a definitive answer (of course if nothing unexpected happens). It looks like I only have 2 semesters to go and I'll be done come August. Sweet. So close I can taste it. Okay, maybe not that close, but it still sounds good. I sat down with my employer yesterday to figure out when I should take what classes since there's a lab component that I must take down in Texas. This component takes a week so I'll miss work for that period of time. Our "downtime" at work is in the spring which would be a better time to take it, but the school recommends leaving it for the last semester and it's probably better that way so I can learn some large animal techniques, etc before heading down there to do a hands on lab (all level 4 classes are large animal). So it's been decided, I'll be heading down to Texas for a week sometime between May-August. We're not sure if David will be joining me, since we're not sure what to expect from my schedule. My understanding is it's a 6 day lab that counts as 60 hours...meaning 10 hour days. I don't want him to go down there just to sit and waste time but at the same time maybe we can make it a few days longer, through the weekend, so that we can have a small vacation. In addition we have friends that live in Texas that we haven't seen since we lived in New Orleans. It'd be great to see them again. We shall see as time gets closer. This next semester's going to be a bear. I'll be taking 4 classes and 1 has a video. Bah. Can't do anything about it. The sooner I take them the sooner I'll be done. And that will leave me with 3 classes the last semester. I just figured it's easier to take more classes in the winter/spring than in the summer. Just a guess. So I see it. That small light at the end of the tunnel that keeps getting larger and larger.
In other news David and his dad will be heading up to Minnesota again in a couple weeks. They hit the idea around last night and David hopped online to find affordable tickets again for a Vikings game. It will be an even shorter trip than last time and they will be driving instead of flying. At such affordable prices you can't pass it up. Of course I get to stay here and work. Someone's got to make money for the family. Just kidding.
Jet lag sucks. We didn't think we'd have that big of an issue due to our fiasco coming home and being so tired. On Saturday night we crashed when we originally thought we'd be awake. We could've slept all day on Sunday but made sure we got up. We were tired all day but when night hit we were wide awake. Monday morning was tough and the day was rough. Then once again last night we were awake again. It's not fun. My body wants to sleep but at the wrong times. Hopefully it will subside in a few days.