I had a moderately busy weekend, what with going to work for a couple of hours Saturday and Sunday and shopping for supplies for my father-in-law's imminent arrival at our house. (He'll probably be staying with us until spring, recuperating from a broken hip.) The work part was much more fun: Last Wednesday, the head of a project I'm working on found out that we could get some beam time to do x-ray characterization of these glass/ceramic materials we've been working with. So she asked if I could take care of it, and by the way, the time slot will start Thursday or Friday. It turned out that I could, so that was that. More details to come later.