10 June 2009

big news!

Just a quick update. Most of you reading this probably already know, but: Greg handed in his thesis! He has a month to prepare his defense, and then, he will be finished with grad school. Finished! It's possible he'll have to make some corrections to his dissertation after the fact, but he will be able to get a real job, with a salary large enough to support our family, and we'll actually get to see him every day.

So! Exciting!

James and Evan came in from playing on Monday afternoon to see Greg sitting on the couch. "Dad!" they cried, "Are you done?" When he replied in the affirmative, James asked, "Does this mean you'll get to stay home all the time now?" Sadly, no, but he will be home a lot more often now that he's not spending all of his waking hours writing.

So things are good. We're feeling a little more relaxed now, and starting to make plans for the summer now that we have a time frame to work around. We'll keep you posted as to what's next!


John S said...

Congratulations Greg! I hope things are pretty much coasting downhill for now. This has been a long time coming, and I'm very proud of my "little" brother. Really hoping to see you guys soon, and maybe do some celebrating!

karen said...

Yay Greg!!!
That is awesome - good luck with your defense. I am very inspired by you :)

Also, a big YAY to you, Heidi, and to the boys for hangin' in there with him.

Jessica said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so so so thrilled for you guys. I can't wait to hear what the next step is for your family! Good luck on the defense - he'll do awesome I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome. Congrats. You've all worked hard and sacrificed for it. Now it's time to enjoy. Are you going to be staying in Rochester?