Greetings from the UK!
I've been hanging out this week in Edinburgh, Scotland. I would love to be able to tell you that I've had a fabulous time and gotten a good taste of the city, but alas... I have not. It's been a good trip because I've gotten to meet lots of other Craneware employees. And everyone has been great. But my days are filled with training and meetings - and the evenings have been a combination of team dinners and late night conference calls. Apparently "the Americans" aren't very good at respecting that the second half of the US day is pretty late over here. I shall try to remember to be a good international team member upon my return to the US.
The parts of the city I have seen (largely from a taxi) have been very interesting. It's a neat place for sure - and a good reminder that it's important to travel and learn about other cultures. Things are just enough different here to be pretty fascinating. It's a neat country. But I will be happy to be back home with consistent air conditioning and quality deli meats. (Catered lunches have been, um, underwhelming.) Today I have a day packed full of meetings again. There are more people to talk to and things to work out than we have time to cram into a week. So yes, I will have to come back. Probably sooner than I had anticipated.
I suppose it's a good thing that Bob and the boys seem to be doing just fine at home. It's a big relief when I get the daily update from Bob with a recap of their day. I miss them all a whole lot...
Here's a picture of the view from my hotel at sunset. It's awfully pretty - and awfully noisy at night. Catch you next week - from stateside! Cheers!