Well, the Comprehensive Exam for Nuclear Power School was a success.
I finished with a score of 3.62 / 4.00. Which is very good, considering my average was 3.57 heading into the test. Most people score below average, not above. ;-)
The Comp is the broken up in the grading into individual classes so you can see what areas you were weak in. I did surprisingly poor in one course that I thought I was awesome that, but then again I did very good in some courses where I wasn’t expecting much. I even got a perfect score on one section of the test, which was nice.
The graduation was yesterday. And, it was FREEZING. I even told my wife not to go (she just missed about 2 hours worth of names being called and 1 hour of speeches). But it’s nice to have another certificate of something to take with me.
My friend got a nice plaque for scoring second among all Officer students. First place got the Vice Admiral Behrens award, and was claimed by a Naval Aviator who hadn’t cracked a textbook in quite a few years. He is seriously some kind of genius. :)
As far as the car goes, we managed to get a very nice “Career Starter Loan” through USAA, $25,000 with an interest rate of 2%. Using the money we were able to pay off our current car payment, pay off another decent car for my wife (a 2004 Saturn L-300) with only a very small increase in net payments per month.
Unfortunately I’ve still not had a ton of time for KDE. I did fix a bug in the –refresh-build option for kdesvn-build’s /trunk version.