Thursday, November 19, 2009

Josh Passed!

Josh had his doctorate defense yesterday.  It was a crazy day with a few technical bumps but despite it all Josh passed with flying colors! There are a few changes to be made in his paper by December 2nd and then we are officially done.  Woot Woot! 

A few of the bumps:
  • We missed the IT people with the projector and had to call them back up to the room (11th floor tower overlooking the stadium).  They were late.
  • Two of Josh's committee members were late.  One eventually responded to a phone call and made it but the other had made a schedualing error and couldn't come.
  • Josh didn't have a laser pointer and ended up using a fire poker (a lot heavier and more menacing than a little lazer, to say the least).
  • Because of the late start they got kicked out of the room before they were done questioning Josh and they had to all squeeze in an ancient small elevator and go to a different room.
  • The whole process took longer than expected so Josh and I didn't get to go celebrate like we had planned.  I had to run home and get the boys from my friend and Josh had a group meeting at work.  We still haven't been able to properly celebrate but are very relieved and excited that he passed.

Thank you for your support and prayers.  We have felt of your love and greatly appreciate it.


Susan said...

That's wonderful news!!

Jean said...

Yeah! Well done to both of you! Our prayers for your family are happening. What a Thanksgiving for you.I'm thankful you are my niece.

Anna said...

Whahoo! Perhaps the fire poker part is amusing to me... but I'm glad it all came together! That is quite the mountain you guys just conquered!

Charis said...

Woot? Woot? i have never heard that one before. . . sad that you aren't coming for thanksgiving. . . can't wait to see you in december though!!!!!!! love you both. . . and kendell is freaking out because she saw a picture of sammy, and now it is gone, because I am commenting. . . she wants sammy back.