Mark returned from Reno late last night (valentines) with an azela tree for me to plant this spring and chocolate! He's so great! He knows I love flowers I can plant and grow! I surprised him with his early anniversary gift, a desk. Nothing fancy, and not expensive, just practical. He's needed one for years, and I finally found one that will work for the area we have (and the budget were on). Guess what! His team won the competition! Here's what happened. At 6am the day of the competition each team was handed a bid to estimate. They had until 10 pm. This was no ordinary bid it was a civil bid for 98 million dollars worth of work. It was HUGE!! Some teams didn't get it turned in on time, Mark's team got it in with 2.5 minutes to spare! Then they had to present the bid to the company (this was an actual project that had been completed, they bid it to the company that had completed it) They were judged on their presentation and accuracy of the bid. They came in the closest on the bid with the greatest presentation. This is amazing because this is only the second year weber has competed in this competition and they have the smallest program of all those competing. They competed against BYU, BYUI, OSU, and some other colleges all through the west coast. Anywhoo, Mark said it was a grueling, but great competition, and he learned alot. There was a job fair afterwards and the company that hosted it said they would hire him and his team on the spot, they did an outstanding job. Overall great experience. Now he is sleeping, and probably will be for the rest of the day. He's been up for 4 days with 2 hours sleep. What a guy!