Things are as crazy as they said it would be!
Well, you might have noticed I've been having trouble posting lately. I have to confess this is because I have been swamped, but in such a good way. So, rather than going all out for well thought out meaningful posts that ramble on for pages, I am going to try to give you brief updates each day. I have spent most of my time trying to finish papers for my postdoc and order lab equipment. You would be surprised how hard it is to start a new lab. I want to get all the equipment that I need but I also have to balance against cost. Starting a lab is so different because I have to order everything: weigh boats, weigh paper, spatulas, and the scale. I am so afraid that I will forget something, and I probably will! It will most likely take months for us to do our first real experiment. And when I say us, I mostly mean me. I have a postdoc starting in September, but probably won't have grad students until after Thanksgiving, and the probably won't be working in the lab until next summer! It's a lot to think about.