It's not good news when your boss and your boss's boss both leave voicemails and text messages on a Tuesday at 5:30 PM on my personal cell phone after I have left work. Not the best thing to return to from a run. That being said, I'm usually in a better mood after I run than before. So I went to work Wednesday with my bags packed, and I was on a flight to Little Rock that afternoon with two other engineers. When something fails, something big, something we never saw in testing, everyone gets pretty excited pretty quick.
The good news of the trip is we have a few simple action items. Who would guess that not tightening one bolt could lead to a $20,000 failure? On the other hand, what if our simple action items are not enough to solve the problem?
Friday night we made it back to Dubuque, in time for me to run a couple miles and go to sleep.I had a cold all week so my running was not pretty.
Saturday I drove west. You have to wait for that story.