If the LOML doesn't get called in for jury duty...(we'll know this evening) Friday she's got a substitute scheduled for her at school and school is out Monday. I have vacation scheduled for Friday and Monday.
It was February 1977, I was freshly out out of the Navy and recently trained as a field engineer for a company that manufactured cat scanners. My wife and I had just returned from a week in Bend, OR where we'd bought our first home. The recently constructed medical center there hadn't finished construction on the new suite of rooms for the cat scanner. So...the company sent me to work in the final test area of the cat scanner production plant in Solon OH and I met Brian. A few weeks later, Brian transferred to field service and attended the same school I'd just finished. After completion, he moved to Missoula, MT. So in March I've had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with Brian for 30 years.
Brian's retiring in March and they are combining the annual Montana FEs get together and his retirement get together into one event. Though I don't often work with the Montana FEs I've been invited to attend.....Friday we leave driving to either Bozeman or West Yellowstone, MT. we'll see how my back takes the driving. Saturday evening dinner at a very nice restaurant in West Yellowstone, MT and Sunday a day long "snow coach" tour of Yellowstone Park. A snowcoach looks like a full sized van that's sprouted tracks like a snow cat. Sunday evening we hope to get back to Missoula and traverse the passes back home on Monday.
All in all it should be a fun weekend with some very nice people!