March 2010, I was walking through our manufacturing shop with my boss, Mark Kingery. We were both commenting on how dirty our shop had become. Dust seemed to cover everything.
In 2001, I was 19 years old and working as a Customer Service Representative at an auto glass wholesaler in Wilsonville, OR. I was taking phone orders from our commercial customers.
I had a billboard-sized sign installed in front of our office. We found a nice church to attend, loved our new home, the boys made friends and were settled into school.
When we were given the Pearl assignment, I knew who I had to choose. I chose Dave H. Dave is my designer, drafter, estimator, do-all-er. The situation used to be that I did a lot of complaining to Dave, not about him, just in general.
It was spring of 2006 and I was in my sophomore year playing for the University of Oregon Club Baseball Team. I was extremely excited because I missed try-outs my freshman year.
While I was on vacation at Universal Studios in California with my family, I made a decision that has dramatically changed the course of my career. This was in November 2016.
It was July of 2021, our company had just completed a massive knockdown in Bothell, WA where I was one of the field mechanics. I was sent back to our home base shop in Battle Ground, WA to put away all the supplies and tools, to be organized for our next job.
September 1: the first day of our eastbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. We checked in at the Roseburg Riverside RV Park on the banks of the Umpqua River.
I was doing my weekly LDL reading from Making Moments Matter, Chapter 8 ‘Be Wise-Systemize’ and recognized that the planning system I use works well for me to be systemized with my to-do lists, daily planning, and forward planning.
This past December, while Donna Lee was in recovery from double by-pass open heart surgery, I was on the phone with my brother Bill and sister-in-law Judy. I was trying to tell them about the outpouring of love and support I had felt for Donna Lee as she was recovering.