My boss has had a long-standing program to encourage prompt meeting attendance – if you are late, you owe a buck.  Once the pool grows to a C-note we donate it to a worthy cause (last time it went to Jack’s Heart Fund).  This time my boss made an online ballot using our Encompass product and asked us all to cast a vote.  He added me to the ballot because of this project and I was just tickled.  To the amazement of us both, I won!

I am deeply appreciative of the support from my coworkers and friends in the development team.  I promised to post what I purchased with those funds and you will find it very fitting – it is a cylinder to replace the center column which will hold the majority of the weight of the enclosure (approximately 1600 pounds) and allows for up to 16 inches of heave.

Purchased one of these Parker 2A Cylinders on eBay (paid $108 with shipping)

I think it would be great as a group to take the simulator to Children’s Mercy (one of our clients) when it is finished.  The feeling is priceless!

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