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Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume IX:

August 4th, 2020|

June 23rd, our 57th wedding anniversary, and day 15 of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA. We left Ogallala, NE and set out for Chimney Rock. We spotted landmarks along the way: Independence Rock, Courthouse Rock, Jail Rock, Scott's Bluff, Soda Springs, growing more excited until we finally saw what is, unmistakably, Chimney Rock.

Listen To Your Peers

July 28th, 2020|

How to beat your competition
Brian, OEM/Engineering manager for a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of material handling equipment based in Portland, OR told Session 7B of […]

Lost Punch List

July 21st, 2020|

This past Monday, I closed out an order for a new VSI (Vertical Shaft Impact) Crusher. A VSI Crusher is a chassis- mounted pull-behind trailer unit about the size of an over the highway truck trailer.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume VIII:

July 14th, 2020|

On the fifth day on our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we went to the Opry in Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN. We loved the show - the singing, dancing, set changes, the trapeze artist and the juggler-ventriloquist-comedian.

Meeting Mischief

July 7th, 2020|

A few weeks before the full installation of our new Vista accounting software, I was a part of a Vista implementation meeting. There were several strong personalities in the meeting who were starting to run our meeting in a non-constructive way.

“Buffalo Bill” Cody

June 30th, 2020|

Day 14 of our 2,500-mile journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we visited Buffalo Bill's home in Cody, Wyoming. What an amazing man. He was a Pony Express rider, American Army scout, ranch hand, bison hunter, wagon train driver, fur trapper and gold prospector.

Black Belt

June 23rd, 2020|

My daughter is a high school senior. The successful completion of her senior project is a requirement for graduation.She was thinking of several project options, but just not sure what she really wanted to do. My husband and I used to just tell her what she should do.

Reducing the Pressure

June 16th, 2020|

In 2014, I changed life insurance providers. A requirement for being approved for my new policy was that my blood pressure had to fall within an acceptable range. My blood pressure has always been high.

Wrapping It Up

June 9th, 2020|

Several years ago, I was working on my first big commercial plumbing job in a 200,000 square foot testing lab. Part of my task was to 'tape the pipe' anywhere the plastic pipe was touching metal.

Safety Glasses

June 2nd, 2020|

I noticed that Mark, our shop manager, wasn't wearing his safety glasses as he was performing the recharging of a dry chemical fire extinguisher.