We had a nice potluck and traded some stories today to see Dayna off. She’s going to dedicate her time to, besides raising some fine kids, to a new nonprofit she’s founded. Called Foodworks, it will support local, sustainable food production, among other things.
Stephanie, who’s very near her first official day with us, has been training, and is holding up very well under the insanity of Dayna leaving, our switch to doing our own payroll, and Cara and I being horribly busy and stressed over our NSF proposal deadline.
Ever try to contact a professor between finals and January? It’s a terrible time to collaborate. Jim Garvey at SIUC said it best in an email: “OK, I’ll come out of my cocoon.”