Now this is unusual. Squyres is normally the most committed, gung-ho guy in the room, after Yours Truly. But today he gently asks if we can do whatever we can do to make it possible for him to leave early.
"It's the first beautiful day here since ... forever," he sighs over the telecon. "I got my cycling gear, I'm ready to hit the road."
"You want to just do a remote sensing sol -- no bump?" Colette teases him.
"I wouldn't go that far," Steve says. "But, whatever you can do."
We work through lunch. It saves half an hour. Anything for Steve.