Hello from Everett, WA
Friday morning – January 11, 2019 (First post of this travelogue)
Well, I am once again back in Everett, teaching at Boeing. This week I taught two classes: Bearings (a Boeing one day class) and mechanical drives (3 days). I like teaching at the Everett facility, as it seems to be more laid back than the Auburn plant. The only issue is that the classes start at 6:00 AM.
Both classes went well. They were smaller than past classes but sometimes that is better. We taught in a different room that was not really set up to be a class room, but we made it work just fine and the room was large enough to be able to set up all the trainers.
The weather here is pretty cool (40s and 50s) and very damp. The rain not continuous, but there were periods of significant showers.
I could probably have schedule myself out of Seattle yesterday evening, but the commute from Everett to the airport can be a real challenge. On the mapping programs it is a bit less than an hour, but the traffic often doubles that. The route is right though the middle of Seattle on I 5 and that can be a parking lot at times. Besides, after four days of 4:00 AM alarms, I am pretty tired and that does not mix well with the terrible drivers out here. So, I schedule myself out the next day and allow plenty of time for a comfortable drive.
That is all for this trip.