Monday, March 20, 2017

A Good friend came to town.

     One of my nearest, dearest friends was in town this weekend. We've known each other since 1971. He was the second person I gave an airplane ride to after I received my certificate. We were in the same grade in High School, played chess together, went to the same University and then went out on our separate paths.

His daughter had a volleyball tournament in town. He texted me and we had dinner together and talked for hours. If it wasn't for him having to drive back to Louisville and both of us having to go to work tomorrow, we'd still be talking.

Our friendship is at the level we just pick it up where we last left off. There's no bullshit.

Thanks Kurt. It was great seeing and talking with you.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Winter vs Spring

Really hard to tell if it's still Winter or Spring here!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lindsay is off for Spring Break!

     We took her out to breakfast this morning. Her and her mom went shopping this afternoon but she was good, she only bought one thing. Then we watched tv and played (magnetic) darts this afternoon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Piper PA-12 "Super-duper" Super Cruiser

Carol Kerner flies her Super Cruiser.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gene Eakle flies his Tri-Pacer.

Gene Eakle flies his Piper Tri-Pacer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What's Going on Here???

I have the week off from work.
Decided to stitch the Cub wings and hopefully get them taped
and ready for paint.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Freezing Drizzle and Freezing Rain

St Louis has had both the past couple of days. Fortunately, all the weather-guessers had everyone scared so there wasn't much traffic on the road on Friday. I let my people go at 11 AM and came on home.

I drove out to the airport yesterday morning. It was a bleak, drizzly day. The airport manager and myself were the only two out there besides a lone horse who stays at the Greenhouse next to us.

The horse was shy, would't come up to me.

I drove around the airport to see if I could find anything to take a picture of. All the airplanes in the shadeport were dry, the winds were light. I went out to the tiedowns and found this poor "Vintage" 172 looking as if someone had just taken in out of the freezer.

The temperature was right at 31 degrees.

I spent fifteen minutes walking around the airplane, being careful not to impale myself on any of the icicles. More freezing rain is expected early Sunday morning.