11 February 2014

Road trip

It's been a busy week or so.  Spent last week with a consultant telling me all sorts of advice that I already knew.  Something we paid for to tell us how to make changes.  Outcome was pretty much what I expected and I will wind up paying for it over the next month or two making all sorts of changes to procedures/processes.  It's hard to change your ways when you are comfortable with them.  

Last Tuesday was my mom's 91st birthday.  A nice, low-key affair at their favorite Italian restaurant with just the parents and the two local sons (plus wives).  Mom has been a bit under the weather of late, but still pretty spry for an old lady who has been around the block a few times.  They are still out traveling in their trailer (just got back from the valley) and had planned to do a short cruise this past weekend with my oldest brother, but she wasn't feeling up to it so they pulled out.  With my SIL still recovering from her surgery, no way we were going to be able to tag along.  

Was hoping to catch up at home over the weekend, but I was fighting off a cold.  Spent most of Sunday laid up with a headache trying to avoid getting sick and playing catch up watching a TWD marathon.  

Work is uber busy, I am behind on several projects, reports, tasks, so what better time to hit the road for another audit?  We are behind in our audit schedule and are playing catch up over the next two months.  My boss and buyer are headed out to the west coast for a couple of audits.  I drew two other companies to visit from our list that were in a slightly different direction.  Now, heading out to California this time of year might seem tempting to some, I chose some place a bit more interesting.  Somewhere we might see a bit of snow and cooler temps.  Some place where the morning temps are at least 50 degrees lower than where I am sitting now.  Someplace where people really know how to handle ice & snow without shutting down the entire state.  The Gopher State, North Star State, Land of 10,000 lakes.  It's been a while since I got to test my driving skills on ice & snow, so this should be fun.  

I've been playing with a new website I discovered recently (flightaware.com).  It gives a real time status of flight delays and cancellations for all airports.  I been using their Misery Map as a guide for my travels.  Pretty neat tool.    

And who knows who I might run into while wandering the area.


meleah rebeccah said...

Awwwww! Happy 91st birthday to your mom! That's freaking awesome!

And oh man, enjoy your time in Minnesota, hopefully you WILL run into a few people we might know!

lotta joy said...

WHY is it that a head cold decreases a person's ability to think? I've always wondered. I'm hoping there will be an end to this horrid flu season. Even my doctor was sneezing. I sure didn't appreciate THAT visit.

terri said...

I know how it feels to be constantly running behind at work. I don't know about you, but it's a feeling I can never quite get used to.

I think you planned your trip to the north for just the right window of time. Sounds like there's going to be a little break in the extreme cold. Of course, that means we could see some snowfall. :-(

ShadowRun300 said...

It's funny to me that you seem excited about going somewhere where there's snow. :)
But it does sound like a fun trip, and if you get to meet up with "someone", then all the better! Can't wait to hear about it!

Abby said...

Is the company giving you extra pay for heading northward in the dead of winter?