Category Archives: Work

Counting down the days

We are getting so close to making mayonnaise I can almost taste it. I am getting some help for startup (in the form of a fellow project engineer) from another location, which makes things easier. The end (or at least, … Continue reading

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Blog Forecast

Things are heating up at the mayonnaise factory. Expect record lows of post accumulation for August. The heat will persist through September and into early October. 25% chance of scattered posts and 100% of scattered wits is forecast. That is … Continue reading

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Good stress, bad stress

I think I’m under a lot of stress right now. That’s good, because it motivates me to get things done. And I think I handle stress pretty well. I have a number of outlets for my stress, but my two … Continue reading

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Worst flight of my life, long version

Okay, first the background. We are purchasing a couple of filling machines from company located in San Clemente, CA, for the project I am working on. We are also purchasing processing equipment from a company in Wisconsin. The original plan … Continue reading

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Worst flight of my life

Short version: my flight to the L.A. area that was supposed to arrive at Orange County/John Wayne Int’l Airport at 10:30 PM local time arrived at Los Angeles Int’l at 11:45 AM. We were able to switch our rental car … Continue reading

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Back Home (for a bit)

Ah, home again. Very nice. For a little while at least — next Monday I’m jetting off to sunny California (another place I’ve never been) to validate a casepacker before it gets shipped to my plant. If all this travel … Continue reading

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Conference Update

The conference is going about as well as one could expect from such things. I am learning a lot about the industry and meeting plenty of interesting people whose acquaintance may be useful to me in the near future. ‘Tis … Continue reading

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Austin

I got to Austin today for the technical meeting of the Association for Dressings and Sauces. I’ll keep you updated on all the goings-on as I become aware of them. Being in Austin, I had to find out if there … Continue reading

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Still here

Still here! Still kicking! Work has been crazy busy. You know you’ve reached a new level of responsibility when you come back from a 4-day weekend and part of you wishes you hadn’t taken the time off. If we kill … Continue reading

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Tired

Last night I got home at 19:30 and Jamie was excited because it was the earliest I’d been home this week. Today I left work at 16:00 and felt absolutely no remorse. As rough as 3-straight 12+ hour days is … Continue reading

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