Last beamtime for the postdoc years

Last week I had my final beamtime for my postdoc work at the APS at Argonne Nat'l Labs. It was a really fun one with Liz Roepke & Josh Torgeson joining from Cara Santelli's group at U of MN. We got some beautiful XAFS spectra from 12-BM and as I start processing & comparing the data I'm getting more & more excited about this research (as if I weren't excited about it already). 

In other news, summer if flying by WAY too quickly. So much to do & so little time! At the same time, though, I can't wait to move to Lexington -- for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons is that I've convinced the family we need to get goats. To be honest, it didn't take much convincing. This blog may become overrun with goat pictures once we get them, and for that I apologize (sorry not sorry) in advance.

 Sunset at the APS (apologies for the blurry upper right hand corner -- my phone case is annoying)

Sunset at the APS (apologies for the blurry upper right hand corner -- my phone case is annoying)

 New signage on the sidewalk at the APS. Applies to life in general. It may or may not be my new computer background...

New signage on the sidewalk at the APS. Applies to life in general. It may or may not be my new computer background...

 Post-all-nighter trike ride at beamtime! More effective than coffee, but not as delicious.

Post-all-nighter trike ride at beamtime! More effective than coffee, but not as delicious.