It is just after 3am and I just submitted my final application for residency! It is crazy to think that nine months we may be living anywhere from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon! The next step is waiting to find out where I am granted interviews and which to accept (assuming that I get more than one :-)
I did want to give a shout out to the many people that helped. Sheela did a ton of work. Mom, Monnie, Jim and Ann Higgins. My advisor Dr. Bob Leschke gave a great critique (not in the oh this looks great sense, more in the this needs serious work here and here and here and here....). He has also compiled a sweet file of what students thought of the different programs around the country (not sweet like oh this paper tasts like candy, but sweet like oh eveybody says this program sucks, sweet, I won't waste my time).