graduation & checking one last possibility

This morning, everyone in the house was up early.  Rachel’s graduation was scheduled for 10am, but she had to be there by 8:30.  We left the house at 7:45 because we had to pick up Aunt Lori’s mom first, and then make it to the University of Utah campus where the graduation was being held.
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I caught this absolutely adorable picture of Uncle Paul and Rachel as we walked towards the Huntsman Center.
Inside, the place reminded me of a smaller version of the Frank Erwin Center in Austin (otherwise known as The Drum).  There were 760 graduates.  Everyone was dressed for the occasion, including faculty.  It’s the first time I’ve seen faculty in full regalia for a high school graduation.  It’s also the first time I’ve ever heard a student doing a speech at graduation that quoted a German philosopher.  Wow!  The entire ceremony was a really enjoyable presentation.
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The one other thing that I was surprised at?  The guys and the girls were sat seperately.
After eating and getting back to the house, I went and checked on the job I had applied for in Salt Lake before I left on this trip.  I couldn’t find the phone number of their corporate office.  But I used the address I found yesterday afternoon.
It ended up being pretty easy to find.  However, when I got there, no one was willing to talk to me.  What I was told was that they don’t contact people until at least 10 business days after the application.  I would have been up in arms about it, but I was told they actually do interviews over the phone if necesarry.  Otherwise I was going to have to stay in Salt Lake a little longer.  I believe the 10 days are up possibly tomorrow or the next day.
I ordered pizza tonight for everyone.  It was the least I could do since Uncle Paul and Aunt Lori have been so giving while I’ve been here.  They are such amazing people.