Wednesday, August 1, 2018

One Month Out

It's August 1st, meaning we've been out of the US for 1 month. In some ways it seems longer, some ways it seems shorter. Like all years when you're my age, I know that this one will go by in the blink of an eye.

Here's my life most afternoons now:
I think I'm watching a DataCamp course here. I managed to negotiate instructor access to the site. I've done 3 courses and 1 project on the site so far. I've been really happy with it and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning about data science.

It's getting warm. I went out for a walk this morning at around 9am and it was already warm. I ran across this statue that looks a bit like George Washington (but isn't):
This afternoon, just to get some exercise, I walked with Laura over to her language school. It was really hot, about 40 degrees Celsius (or 104 F). On the way back, I tried to take a picture of this deli counter, but got a lot of reflection instead:
I also ran into a crew putting up sun shades across a street. These are ubiquitous around Sevilla and they really do help to keep the temperatures low at the street level:
I also stopped by the CLIC language school and got some information about a Spanish language class. I think I'm going to sign up for a 12 week course that starts in mid-September. I took a written placement exam to measure my current proficiency. I still have to take an oral exam. Once that's done, they'll group me with a half-dozen other students and that will be my class for the 12 weeks.

I hope it cools off enough over night that my run tomorrow morning isn't too sweaty.