Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Catch up

Here's a post to catch up on recent events.

Hosted cousin Matt. He flew this bird into Gray Kelly, very close to where I lived when I went to Copperas Cove High School.

I have many fond memories of the area, I learned to drive there, and used to hang out at the end of the runway at KGRK and watch C5-A's land and takeoff.

Conditions were not promising, we had a very unusual low system settle in over central Texas in mid-August. 2 weeks of clouds and rain followed. So I drove up to Killeen and picked up Matt at his hotel, and brought him down to Austin. All the family gathered at my sisters house and got to spend time with him. Good to see you, Matt! Next time I'll have Cav back in the air.

This rare twin bonanza has paint design elements that I have chosen for my scheme, except mine is going to be much nicer. Yes, I do have paint design. It needs to be finalized by an expert, but now all I need is the cash.

Gotta brag on my niece. She's been working at the State Hospital Lab, in an apprenticeship program for running a lab. I had asked her for a tour. She said, be there on Friday, August 19. I didn't realize it, but this was graduation day. Now she can actually get paid!

After five months, many different types of delays, I started putting the engine back together. This time for sure!

BTW, Google has me really pissed off. I'm trying to add photos to this blog, but I can't figure out how today. It took a while last time. Also the blogger interface is doing stupid things like creating extra copies of posts that have to be carefully sorted and deleted. It used to be so easy to edit this blog, but google has really screwed it up. What was wrong with picasa? I get tired of tech companies forcing transitions to new things when the old thing was perfectly fine. I may have to try out a new photo hosting service. That may lead to moving the blog to new digs.