Friday, March 28, 2008
Offer #4: Duke
To keep you up-to-date, we returned yesterday from Michigan and Northwestern. Scott and I visited the two schools and afterwards took tours through the cities (Ann Arbor and Evanston) with realtors. (Thanks to Scott's mom for flying all the way out here to babysit our kids for three days!!!!) The trip was very informative and exciting.
We really enjoyed the experiences at both schools. One more than the other, but I don't think I'm allowed to say which one. Yet.
Meanwhille Duke (finally!) gave Scott a call. We were hoping yet dreading that Duke would offer Scott a job. Hoping because we love North Carolina and we'd love to stay. Dreading because if we decide to take a job somewhere else it will be hard to leave. Having Duke on the list of Scott's offers does not make this whole process any easier!!!
For those of you who don't know, it takes just as long for me to drive to Duke as it does to UNC--the schools are that close. However, as far as basketball is concerned, "close" matters only in the distance apart, and not because there are any warm affectionate feelings between the schools!
Sophie and Syrena associate the word "Duke" with the Sarah P. Duke gardens that we regularly visit. The gardens are huge and stunning--and great for picnics. When we first told Sophie and Syrena that Scott might one day work at Duke they thought he was going to be a gardener.
We will make our decision this weekend and post the "winning" school on Wednesday, April 2.
You don't have much time, so vote for your favorite school (now that Duke is added)so we can see what ya'll think. Take your vote seriously since it will be our deciding factor.
Ha, ha. Just kidding.