Hello from Sumner, WA
Thursday morning – August 10, 2017 (First post of this travelogue)
This is the first trip since our return from Thailand. While my previous posts covered that trip in some detail, a postscript is perhaps justified. I had mentioned that Pat was under the weather when we got home. She got quite sick and was finally diagnosed as having salmonella. By itself that is not good, but since she has an autoimmune condition it was even worse. While I was gone on this trip, she got a call from the health department to make sure she had not spread the disease. Apparently the doctor’s office is required to report these cases.
Now back to this trip. As you can probably guess, I am back in the Seattle area teaching another Boeing class. This class is a 4 day class on Hamar Laser equipment and how it is used to align machining centers. NTT has been contracted by Boeing to take over their class and this is the first time we have done the class. There are four NTT instructors here getting certified to teach the class.
For the past several posts from here, I noted the terrible weather and the huge amount of rain that western Washington has experienced earlier this year. As weather will do, that changed – big time! It has been very hot and dry here. They just set an all time record of 72 days without rain. It was in the 90s last week, but a bit cooler this week (high 80s).
The class this week is on day shift, which means we begin class at 6:00 AM. That makes for a very early morning (3:45). I often take a bit of a nap in the afternoon, but I still get screwed up on my sleep pattern (which is not good to begin with).
I save a bit of time by eating dinner in the room most of the time. I stop by Trader Joe’s and pick up salads for lunch and some sort of meal that I can microwave for dinner. That works out pretty well. I can come back to the motel and relax/nap and do not have to leave again for dinner. The food is quite good and easy to fix.
That is all for this trip.