...Have been somewhat exaggerated.
I've been traveling on business this week, and while it's been great getting to (finally) visit the west coast and see some great folks and facilities, the visit has not been without it's down-sides.
First off, the day before I was scheduled to leave, I had a gout outbreak in my right knee. Shades of last year before the NRA AM when it hit the day I flew to Indy and all that. Managed to get to the doc in a box for meds and it appears to be on the wane now, but the first flight out was sheer agony.
And the flight. Oh, there will be a LOT more on this end. If you're friends with me on Facebook you're aware of my tribulations getting out to OR. I'm waiting until I'm safely home to post specifics, mainly because I have complete and utter faith in United to screw things up further. Be prepared.
Quick synopsis: United's handling of this trip made me long for the competence and customer service I received from JetBlue...
With any kind of luck I'll be home tonight and recovering. Should have my normal car pic up tomorrow, but I'll most likely cogitate over the weekend for the full-blown trip overview (with regards to the travel portion). The folks out here have beeb awesome - I've experienced some of the wonderful weirdness that is the greater Portland area (unicycles! midnight dog walkers! Churches converted to beer halls! stoplights on highway onramps!) I've managed to visit three different facilities and take three factory tours while out here - check the work page for more information on that.
It will be VERY good to get home tonight, although I will NOT be celebrating with any sort of adult beverage (I have localized the gout outbreak to consumption of alcohol as the only change...)
That is all.
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