Man, what a crazy summer it is starting to be.
I just got back from San Diego. That was a great trip, inspiring and interesting conference. I meet a lot of new friends, did some insane networking and got a ton of new ideas for the office. I love going to conferences like this one. Not only do you get to travel somewhere, meet new people but the most important, at least to me, is the refreshment of your love for the business. Being around all these smart people, efficient companies, and hearing about new and exciting things, just makes me get pumped up, excited to keep up the hard work, and to try for new levels of success. Hearing praise about our systems, processes, and methods of handing different situations, hearing about how other companies do the same things we do, or are experiences the same difficulties, just makes you feel better about your current situation. It was a blast.
I didn't really feel very good on the way home. The plane was super small, and I don't think air conditioning was invented when they built this plane because it was so hot. Not to mention the screaming kid. The poor mother was doing everything she could to comfort and calm the kid, but he didn't want any part of it. I tried really hard not to get mad, it wasn't her fault by any means, but a human can only take so much. Oh well.
I have started my last and final quarter of school. I am taking five on-line courses and two in-class courses. I am super busy and trying to find a way to successfully finish out my education while still fulfilling my duties at work. For example-this morning I drove out to the shop at 6am and was able to enter time cards before I had to leave for my first class. I'm using my break between classes to document a couple S.O.P.'s, email off some documents to contacts at the conference, update the website, review an essay for an online course, and do some homework for an in-class course. Then after my second class, I will head back to Lynden to finish out payroll and prep for the safety meeting tomorrow. Then it is back to Bham to meet up with Julie, and hopefully Chris and Jackie, to see Wally in theaters, then home to clean up from the weekend, clean the bunny cage, get some laundry done, and some homework. Maybe I can squeeze in some work hours. We will see...
So that is about all I am up to. Planing a camping trip with friends... Joel's parents are going to meet my parent's on July 5th... yikes... and who knows what else will come up.