Sunday, July 6, 2008

Greetings from Ottawa

What a nice surprise to come home from Chicago to find that Steve had finally gotten his stuff together! Sorry it’s been a while since we've updated. We were busy with more moving and more packing. You haven't missed much. We thought walls would be coming down last week but they didn't. They did however, prep the house for demo. We now have zipper walls to protect the non-demo parts of the house from the dust and additional protection on the stair case, which is one of our favorite parts of the house…except at 2:00 am after a few too many!

Steve will have to keep everyone updated on progress at the house because for the next 6 weeks, I’ll be in Ontario at the World Nuclear University Summer Institute (nuclear charm school as the Vilardos have taken to calling it)! The timing could not have worked out better. With each delay we experienced this winter/spring, I kept looking at the calendar thinking, “Wow! This could work out quite nicely!” And so it has! Most of my time will be spent in Ottawa with a week spent in southern Ontario in Niagara Falls and Toronto. I just arrived last night but I already think this is going to be a really great experience. 100 fellows, all under the age of 35, all involved in the nuclear industry, from 37 countries all over the world! Oh, and I’ll be living in a dust-free, construction-free, box-free, 4-star hotel room the entire time with a view of Ottawa's Parliament building...

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