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
Boy do I have a lot of fish! The next day my friend said the fish count was zero, our boat at least everyone caught one & I had beginners luck with two! Makes store bought tasteless, like when I first had a tomato from Ojai and tasted a tomato for the first time. I … Continue reading Salmon Dinners
On my last blog, was shocked and so upset - still am. J and his W came over for a social distancing brunch, outside, with my boys. This is going to royally suck, my boys are in their 20's and they just don't really comprehend what J is about to undergo. He's optimistic, he's always … Continue reading Devastated
Trying to power through this whole thing by studying for my IFR, it might be the slow road since I'm older and the practical is on ILS/DME runways with the last thing being GPS approaches. I have decent hand/eye, not just for my age. We've been on the SIM, yesterday we headed out in the … Continue reading Really 2020?? It gets worse??
The Bay Area is opening up, we've been in it the longest. A lot is still closed, gyms & salons are still closed. Supposedly retail opens up for curbside only, which will be interesting. Walnut Creek is kind of shopping central, we have a lot of high end shops here including a Neiman Marcus with … Continue reading Day 65: So ends my COVID chapter blog
Empty Cannery Row pics & the fly by as profile pic Besides the crazy hotel night where my neighbors were continually knocking on my door, starting at 10p and scaring the crap out of me, this has been a nice mini-trip. Would I say it's safe to travel? I don't know about commercial airline travel … Continue reading Day 60: Putting my big toe in the water
My mom is fine, we got out a little just to get her out of the house she's been locked into for the past 2 mos. with this squirrel as her BFF. The grocery stores have calmed down, the beaches are still all closed. It was Cinco de Mayo when I flew down there, was … Continue reading Day 54: Mom’s OK
One more week, some tough decisions to make. Gearing up to fly myself down in a small plane to L.A. on Friday for Mother's Day weekend with my 83 year old mom who I haven't seen since this all started, she's been in isolation this whole time. She's already survived her 1st cousins on her … Continue reading Day 48: Do I see my mom for Mother’s Day?
The original goal to get me through this was the Bisbee stair climb in Oct. to see my family. I've spent this whole shelter in place time training for that, until last week when my back went out. It's OK, still planning it - it just might be a slow walk with a lot of … Continue reading Day 42: Dreaming & planning
Still bed ridden, a lot better than yesterday at least. More sore from laying in bed than my actual back at this point. 2 things I love most, darting off places and actually getting out and doing stuff - gone in a second with that sprint the other day & this COVID lock down. My … Continue reading Day 38: Or 380?