Sunday, January 11, 2015

Florida & Kansas

Hello Friends.
   How was your week? If you were in North America you were cold. Here's to more moderate temps in the upcoming week!
   I started the week in Florida at meetings. It was in the 70's when I got there and 35 when I left.
 Monday night I met an old friend and his partner for dinner. I have not seen him in over 15 years. We worked together back  in the 90's.
  So great to see him.
 It was wonderful to see some of my colleagues and to have a chance to spend time with those that I hadn't yet met.

   I was not excited about going out at night to bowl, but once I go there I enjoyed it. Now, it has been over 20 years  since I have bowled and this was probably the best I have bowled...
I ended up with 156. Not too bad.
  While in Florida I found out that they moved up the conversion of the site in Newton, KS so instead of going home I went straight to KS.
I really didn't pack for this. Actually it has been ok. Fortunately I brought my coat with me. I had considered leaving it in my car back in NC. I did have to go to Walmart and pick up a couple of things, gloves and some casual things. I had to do laundry at the hotel too.
Hello Wichita!
Hello cheap gas!
Fortunately everything went well on Thursday night. I had to verify the data conversion at one in the morning it made for a long 22 hour day. Friday was a long work day too. Hopefully the upcoming week will be calm, normal hours. I have a lot of inventory work to do.
  I am staying at a nice Holiday Inn Express. My room is right across from the laundry(how did they know?). The room is very comfortable and 5 minutes away from the site. I am thankful for little things.
  I will fly home early Friday morning. Yea!
  I had some great adventures this weekend, but will do another post on that.
  Have a wonderful week!
  Stay warm!



Barb said...

It sounds like work is keeping you very busy!! So far, we are not too cold out here-40's and even some50's. Don't they need you out here for something?

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Wow, you sure do get around! Congrats on your bowling score. Love the shoes!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I can't keep up Chris, you must be pretty tired. Is that a new header, it's gorgeous.

Julie said...

Brrr that looks a chilly pic from the plane window.
Have a lovely week.

Cindy's Stitching said...

How nice You got see your friend. Yes, small things are important when traveling.

Brigitte said...

Your working schedule keeps you busy busy. But so good that you had the chance to meet an old friend. NOt so good that it's so cold over there, nothing for me, lol.

Vickie said...

Yes, these frigid temps are yucky. Keep warm my friend!

marly said...

Are those biscuits? Shiny biscuits? Oh so good biscuits? Whether they are or not, I will crave them all day.

Vera said...

Sounds like you are busy, busy, busy...nothing new there. Bet you will be glad to get home on Friday!! It is 32 and raining/sleeting here this a.m. Yuck.

Robin said...

While it sounds like your return to work has been busy, you have been able to squeeze in some fun like catching up with your friend and bowling. By the way, congratulations on your 156; mine would have been around the 50s.

Have a good week!

Robin in Virginia

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Holy smokes, Chris! I never thought we'd see gas that price in our lifetime ever again. Lets hope it stays that way for a while. Glad you were able to find some warm duds. You just never know about the weather. Stay warm and safe! Hugs!

Margaret said...

You are keeping busy at work, I see. Gas so cheap? Seriously? I'm staggered enough by the prices here, and our gas is expensive compared to everywhere else. Hope things slow down for you. 22 hour work days are no fun.

KimM said...

Wow! You book some miles, don't you? Take care, stay safe.

Susan said...

Hurrah for seeing friends. So great you were able to catch up. Sounds like you had a good time at the meeting. I haven't been bowling in ages. You did great!