Hello from Sumner, WA
Wednesday afternoon – March 8, 2017 (First post of this travelogue)
I am in the Seattle area to teach a couple of classes at Boeing. The Holiday Inn that I am staying at is here (Google Maps Link):
The Boeing Auburn plant where we teach classes is here Google Maps Link
It has been almost a year since I last taught at Boeing. That is good and bad. Boeing is a huge customer of our services. As such, they are quite demanding and very strict about the class content. We have agreed to do several new classes for them. The two we are working on this trip are lubrication and bearings. NTT classes cover both of these subjects, but Boeing wants us to duplicate their existing classes. That is not a huge issue, but we have to learn their approach to the subjects.
These classes are being conducted on the second shift (2:30 – 11:00). I really don’t mind that shift. It gives me a full morning to work on computer projects that I have been trying to get to. Better yet, that is a time where my poor old tired brain is somewhat rested.
The weather here is terrible. It is quite cold (high in the 40s) with very rainy conditions. It even snowed a bit Monday evening. Because it is so humid, the cold is really “bone chilling”. The Boeing training rooms are located in an old warehouse building that is not well heated. Monday night I about froze to death – even with my fleece hoody.
I will be back at Boeing next week to teach the same classes.
That is all for this trip.