Day 1701 – After the Break
First things first: the LHC is running. Ok, more accurately it’s idling, but that is a huge step forward from where it was this time last year. Technicians have two proton beams cycling the ring at the injection voltage. The ramp-up to the design voltage will occur gradually. More news as events warrant.
Next, Annette and i survived our trip to New Mexico and even have a brand-new Chevy Duramax diesel pickup truck to show for it. We’re now broke, but we have no additional debt and we own our retirement home and the means to take it anywhere there are roads. Given the fact my mom died while her yurt was enroute to Hawaii i’m sure you can understand my reluctance to sit on cash while denying myself something i want and might very well outlast me.
What follows, in no important order, are some images from New Mexico. It was a great trip and we hope to return.