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Update on a Couple Major Infrastructure Projects

October 19th, 2010 . by economistmom

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More than two years ago I blogged about a major infrastructure project I witnessed in its early stages while I was vacationing–the Hoover Dam bypass project.  Well, the project has just been completed, as I learned this weekend from the cover story in Parade Magazine.  Impressive story about its design and construction, and great photos–so check it out.

At the same time more than two years ago I likened my family to a major infrastructure project, as my husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary during that family vacation.  Well, just as one of these “major infrastructure projects” has been completed, the other is nearly finally dismantled.  I guess this is sort of my “coming out” as “Divorced Economist Mom.”  (At least a little more to come in the coming weeks and months, but that’s enough said for now.)

5 Responses to “Update on a Couple Major Infrastructure Projects”

  1. comment number 1 by: InterestedObserver

    Sorry to hear but hope all are well.

  2. comment number 2 by: BillSmith

    Was that bridge needed? Doubtful.

    The reasoning was to protect Hoover Dam from terrorists.

  3. comment number 3 by: Gipper

    Well at least you have a blog where you can make your own market for recruting dates.

    27 years of marriage have been tough. Have been on the verge of divorce several times. With our youngest going to college next year, the children won’t be around as an excuse for staying together. Maybe we’ll use the future grandchildren as the next excuse?

    Monogamy is not natural. It’s just the optimal method for raising children.

    The old timer view of marriage was more realistic. My grandfathers looked for a wife who wouldn’t die in childbirth, who could cook, clean house, tend the fields, and didn’t have mental illness in the family background. Anything else was a bonus.

  4. comment number 4 by: Jim Glass

    Sympathies. I’ve been in a similar place, after 23 years. Sometimes one must take the least bad option, or have it thrust upon one.

    “Is happiness not happiness because it doesn’t last forever?”

    A famous chess player once said that about losing a pair of center pawns, but it’s always had broader meaning for me.

  5. comment number 5 by: Underwriterguy

    Don’t know the appropriate sentiment to express except happiness in the future.

    As to BillSmith: Yes,to get me to Vegas quicker so I can work on plan B of my retirement. Same likely outcome as Social Security.