Just when it seems things might get a little normal, there's a twist. It's been easier (and mandatory) to eat at home since March. The downtown restaurants have been open for awhile with outside seating and it's really nice. It makes it look like a European village, something we won't be seeing soon. We ventured … Continue reading 2020, Year of the Absurd
Went to San Jose yesterday, in the morning you could still smell smoke. By the afternoon it seemed to be clearing out. The fires are near Santa Cruz and in the hills in between San Jose and the Central Valley. Almost 30 years ago we lived in Oakland for those fires, what I remember the … Continue reading NorCal Smoke clearing & Random Stuff
Private Pilot Instrument rating (IFR) training for an older female pilot during COVID.
So glad to have that over with! The studying was all consuming but it certainly got me through these past few months. This is the first morning I haven't had to wake up to take a timed practice test for the past few weeks. This was for my Instrument Rating for flying, it was the … Continue reading I Passed!!
It would be nice to come out of this COVID ordeal with some kind of accomplishment besides being able to cut & dye my own hair. The instrument rating test (IFR) is scheduled for Thursday morning, kind of a now or never thing. I'm tired of studying every day, it's time to just do it. … Continue reading Over Studying
Armed with a negative result, it was time to see my mom again. There won't be a service for Jefferey for awhile, the grief is coming to all of us in waves. It was so sudden, it's easy to see all the photos and think he's still here. If I've learned anything about people dying, … Continue reading COVID & LA
It's really easy to get into a routine of never leaving the house this past few weeks. Now I can venture a bit, still being cautious. First thing I did was sign up to swim again, today a hike and cleared my head. Every night I've been sitting outside to see the comet, just can't … Continue reading Some Freedom & Loss
Embarrassed to say how stupid I feel right now for the mere fact I don't know how to say "NO" or "HELL NO" to people who want to come and visit. At least I'll be by myself for a true quarantine and get tested on Friday. There's a definite age group that could care less, … Continue reading Self Quarantine…Again
People are on the move for their right to PART TAY!! On my morning scan of FB, the big event in my beach hometown is the Iron Man. This was started when I was in my teens by a group of guys still in their teens, early 20's. I might have some of this wrong, … Continue reading COVID Holiday Weekend
Over guns...How crazy is that? My background check cleared, took another field trip out to the Pro Bass Shop in Manteca to pick it up. If it weren't for their free car charger, I never would have made it back (with air conditioning). My hopes were for my brother & I to bond over sailing, … Continue reading Bonding w/ my brother