Solstice Maximus

By , June 20, 2016

I don’t think a Summer Solstice can get any brighter than today. Not only will we see the maximum amount of daylight for the year (in the middle of the stasis period, that’s actually about 6 days long) but there’s a full moon tonight!

Between the two, we’ll have more than enough light today/tonight.

Ironically, we’re long on daylight, but short on time. We got some wonderful news a couple of days ago, but it’s got us scrambling.

Sometime in May, Aly applied for a job at the Haines Sheldon Museum. Since she’s coming home (see “Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle Drome…”) she needed work, and a prime job opened up at the right time. She’d performed most of the duties listed in the job announcement when she interned at the museum in her high school years. She planned to apply for any work she could find, but a job so close to her chosen career, archaeology, appealed more than most.

As time passed, discussions of her prospects became more realistic, less optimistic. She pretty much assumed she didn’t get the job several weeks ago.

Saturday, she discovered she’d been mistaken: she got called for an interview by phone, and got offered the job!

We had to switch her airline and ferry tickets to a week earlier, but that’s all set. Now, we’re making room for her in the household on a tighter schedule. She’s rushing to pack and ship or store her stuff, close her apartment, and start the journey home.

I’d been sad that she would miss the summer solstice at home, but she’s going to arrive closer to it than we’d anticipated. We don’t mind the accelerated time schedule, we’re just glad things are working out so well for her right now!

2 Responses to “Solstice Maximus”

  1. Mark,

    That is great news that she got a job. I bet she is relieved and happy.

    Enjoy the abundant daylight.

    -Jon-

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    Thanks, Jon–yes she’s relieved, as are we all! And, definitely happy.

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