My coworker Don Cherry and I with special guests.

Holy cow…I am bone-weary.  I feel like I ran on adrenaline the whole time I was in NYC, and the 5-hour ride home in the rain and snow was the icing on the cake.

The days at the DHI Conference flew by, but what a great time!  I caught up with a lot of my old friends and some new ones, spent some time learning about new products on the trade show floor, attended a dinner cruise for the Foundation, the Forum for the Future luncheon, and a great panel discussion on fire door inspection, and taught a code update class with Zeke Wolfskehl.  I now have 298 emails waiting for attention and a to-do list as long as 7th Avenue, but it was well worth it.

I wasn’t able to get out and see many of the sights, but I’ll definitely be back for another visit soon.  In the meantime, check out the doors in the hotel…Yikes!  The difference in the paint color accentuated the huge gaps from the out-of-plumb frames, and the combination of the giant spring hinges and closers were a lethal cat-killing combination.  It’s a great location though, and they are currently renovating so hopefully the doors will get a tune-up.

I hope to see everyone next year in Las Vegas!  I’d love to teach another class and maybe we can schedule it so hardware industry members can attend without the class conflicting with the trade show.  Meanwhile, I’m experimenting with some software that I can use for live online training.  Anyone interested? Please take a minute to answer the poll question below, and leave a comment if you have any additional feedback.

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