It's warm out, the kinda warm that still meets you at the door when you walk outside at 9 at night - where you're greeted by a whole wall of warm air - rushing up to you like it can't wait to meet you. It's like August, but a few months too soon.
The Eichinacea 'Sunrise' (Big Sky Series) doesn't seem to mind. They're starting to bloom like crazy-things.
So the day began with the lovely sound of rushing water - a prior temporary fix ended up being only temporary - so after three trips to the hardware store, one change of clothes and $12 later, I can gladly report to you that it is once again temporarily fixed. Yes - I'm nodding my head in agreement: this place has gotta be demolished soon. Before I know it, it'll only be held together by ducktape, rope, silicone glue, and random pieces of plumbing hardware. Fortunately, my architherapist is talking like things are moving forward - he's getting information back from the structural engineer, is waiting to hear from the HVAC consultant - and on Wednesday he is sitting with a prospective builder and going over the builder set, include all of the LEED-related issues (since it changes the whole process a bit - since there will be a LEED certifier involved in evaluating the building process at distinct stages). I've got to finish packing up this house - I'm close. But you know what they say about packing - how the first 90% is easy, and the last 10% is hell.
'...14 scaffolds, 24 contigs and 445 low quality...'
Yep, our genome of the temperature-dependent coral pathogen is arriving in various packages - we've got a steep learning curve ahead of us on this. Steep like rock-climbing steep. An interesting challenge though - one that we'll jump into here soon - and hopefully, one day soon, we'll have a fully assembled and annotated genome that we'll publish, and then use in numerous ways to help us with on-going studies in the lab. Our first genome! It's quite exciting.
There's simply too much to think about these days, and boy would a break from thinking be nice. Even if it's only temporary.