November was one hell of a month (and I mean that in the best possible way).
We had to finish, test, and ship our 50th scale model for the Wave Energy Prize. We only finished it completely, two days before it had to be shipped, and there were moments when we worried whether it would be finished at all. It was held up in US Customs (coming from the UK) because, understandably, they didn't know what it was. But fortunately, we had build it a contingency shipping day for that, so it arrived at the Stevens Institute of Technology (where we will be testing) the morning of November 23, the deadline. Whew...
By November 30th, for the Wave Energy Prize, we had to submit our numerical modeling results as well as a several other documents. It was a lot of work (and a bit of drama), but we got them in.
Also on November 30th, Cameron had his Viva, which is the final PhD exam at European universities. He passed, and only has to make minor corrections to his thesis. This actually wasn't too stressful, but it certainly added to our busy schedule.
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) sent us a list of documents/tasks that they want prior to signing the contract for our project; they gave us a deadline of November 30th. Fortunately, we were able to extend the deadline, but we need to get these done. On top of that, we have lots to do setting up our company, and we will be starting the WES project soon.
It doesn't look like things are going to slow down, but getting through November was a big step.
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