Solar Decathlon 2007 – 3 month 7 days away

Posted By on June 7, 2007

NoraFirst … “Happy Birthday Nora” … a regular reader of my daily ramblings … and wonderful friend to my daughter. (perhaps I’m a day late, but wrote it late on June 7th.)

Second, the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007 that Nora is participating in as part of her engineering project at Santa Clara University is nearing … 3 month and 7 days according to the website; how’s the house coming along? (read earlier post here)

Third, I’m tired from an out of town trip, brain dead for reasons unknown and am staring at my computer’s wallpaper; the sailboat “Timeless” … which is a privately owned Freedom 35 that my wife and I decided was ‘our boat’ back in the mid-1990’s … and still is today. We regularly made a family pilgrimage to Annapolis every October to attended the best Sail Boat show in the nation, and each year came to the same conclusion — if we couldn’t afford a custom built sailboat, we wanted a Freedom 35. As the years passed, it has been move from ‘dream’ status to semi-realistic ‘goal’ status. I only hope it comes before I’m too old to enjoy it?

Timeless - Freedom 35
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  • Nora

    Hi Mr. Corbett… thanks for the post (totally not necessary.) Solar Decathlon construction has begun! We were able to build the foundations and get all the walls up last weekend. We will have the roof installed this weekend, so we are moving along quickly.

    The website that you are seeing was recently released, the people on the site are not real. But it will be updated soon to reflect our progress. -nora

  • But you are real … correct???

    As for the “totally not necessary” … save that for when you are my age THEN birthday greetings are “totally unnecessary!”

    Glad to hear the construction is coming along … I did hear rumors that ‘someone’ (name unmentioned) had a construction accident last week?

  • Nora

    Yes, I am real. And the accident has healed itself for the most part.

  • Gary

    Happy Birthday Nora! I am Alex’s father and we met some time ago, Katelyn speaks of you often. Thanks again to RichC and his “Blog”…

  • Gary,
    No doubt you were distracted by my “sailboat” wallpaper but stuck with the ‘Birthday’ greeting just the same?
    I’m enjoying the minimal ‘scoop’ I’m getting on Alex’s semester in Europe … Prague this weekend on the Eurorail I hear? Or am I telling you something I shouldn’t???

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.