Retirement papers submitted. I can work three more years full time and then five years part time, maximum. Or I can walk out tomorrow. It is now in my hands! The Associate Dean in charge of such matters said to me "we didn't even talk about it" and my reply was "what is there to talk about?"
My small honors class of undergrads went to the farm.
I didn't get many photos because I was busy giving out carrots and answering questions. They had so much fun, and it cracks me up that they matched their outfits to the farm (lots of overalls).
Hit the Road, Jack
I drove from the farm up to Corvallis (about 50 minutes away) for Tim's dissertation defense. It was a good thing I gave myself a lot of time because it took a while to find parking and then I got lost more than once looking for the building. Oregon State (where Tim is getting his degree) seems to sprawl a lot more than U of O (where I work)---U of O is built around a 'spine' and I guess OSU is on a spine as well, but with a lot more things radiating out of the spine. It is also confusing as OSU's football stadium and basketball arena and baseball park are part of campus (and where not surprisingly the visitor parking is) while they are fairly invisible at U of O--football and baseball are on the other side of the river.
But anyway. This happened.
I have a few more sections done. I have maybe two and a half left to go?