For the sake of science, and the jobs, and the life that people have poured into this telescope, I hope they can recover soon. This is my worst nightmare with Chandra.
Last night, the operations group was able to recover XMM. YES! Now once they are ready, they can resume observations.
I am still dealing with my sciatica. I have seen my acupuncturist again. I have also visited my office mate’s chiropractor. Ah! That helped! Both did actually. Yesterday, the chiropractor looked at my ancient X-rays of my back. He told me everything I knew about the scoliosis and the malformed vertebrae I have in my lower back. He debated on the extra vertebrae, but agreed that it was malformed no matter what. And then we did ice, a gravity thing with wedges to have one hip pull the other into alignment, an actuator (it give a tiny punch to the muscle) and then a quick adjustment. I have have 3 cracks to my lower back since the visit. Ah! Relief! I go back today for a second round.
If you read yesterday, thank you. I normally do not discuss politics here. I will try to refrain in the future.
We had to drive Soleil into school this morning. Not because we missed the bus, but because her school offers a "language program" (quotes mine) for 6 weeks for the 1st graders. She is doing 6 weeks of American Sign Language. We need to get her in at 8:25(school starts at 9:05) and she takes a half hour every Wednesday. Sigh… The traffic going to work that way is still pretty slow, but it was nice to get in a little early.
Luna is still in her big kid/little kid phase. It’s annoying, but getting better. Sigh….Last night she was tired, so lots of crying. She wants to be in kindergarten so badly that she keeps begging to be taken out of pre-K and sent to Kindergarten. Sigh….
I need to text my parents. They were leaving NC yesterday and will arrive in Boston when they darn well feel like it. I would love to have at least 24 hour notice as Jay is heading out Sunday afternoon for a trip to a Spitzer meeting.
And that is all for now. I need to stick my head under the hood of some JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) code today and I am just not in the mood for it.