I slept in quite a bit this morning. I managed to get myself up to order final items from the “it was stolen” list before too much of the morning satellite passed. I was working at my desk when Jason returned to the station and came up behind me. He patted my head and said “That Liar.” He was referencing the fact that I did not, in fact have a mohawk. I asked if he was disappointed. As I expected, he assured me that he was not. We went to brunch with several of the hawks and Jason got caught up to speed on what he had missed the night before. After brunch, we each went to our offices to do some follow-up work. While I was sitting there, I remembeered that I hadn’t checked my hotmail account in a while (firstname.lastname@example.org gets checked WAY more often). I had an e-mail from someone with an “@dora.state.co.us”. The subject was “Colorado PE License”. I knew it was the final decision on my licensure as a PR in CO in Civil Engineering….SCORE! You can view my license number at the following link: https://www.doradls.state.co.us/alison.php
I shared the news with some friends. The short story to get my liscense is: Accredited 4yr engineering degree in 1999, Passed the FE exam in 1999, worked for several years under licensed PEs, took the test in CA in April 2006, passed 3 of 4 & was 6points shy of seismic, applied for license in CO given 8hr test results, granted license on Friday! The long road came to an end! Finally! She’s a PE!
Since he had been gone the entire night before, Jason needed to head out to ARO and get some work done. I decided to join the hawks that were down in the B1 lounge watching some Bill Murray movies. I enjoyed seeing Caddyshack again, but slept a bit through the 2nd movie. They were beginning a 3rd, but I decided it was time to spend some energy. The excitement of the morning left me wanting to shout to the world and run around crazy. I opted, instead, for a return to volleyball. I stretched quite a bit. I was pretty nervous, especially without Jason around to help me back to the room if I reinjured something. I played cautiously and stretched between each side out. My knee was hurting a bit by the end, but it was a good outing. Jason told me later that he returned from ARO and looked around for me briefly before looking down fromt he excersize room. He said he saw me on the court and decided to go to his office and not witness the next injury.