I am finding that my possibly last business trip is somewhat a bittersweet affair. I knew that I would miss the people, but I find that I keep looking about the lab, the facilities, even the product I am here to test and thinking "geez, I am never going to see this again." Some of it, the miserable or scary parts, I am not going to miss, but still I find an attachment to this place that is somewhat surprising.
I have worked at this place probably on the order of 25 times in the last 15 years. It is an interesting lab in a great location, right on the water on the Chesapeake Bay. One could not ask for a more scenic place to work.
I find myself walking about in the lab and looking at various artifacts of the place and feeling a sadness. I am sure that I'll get over it, but it was a bit surprising.
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