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
Perfect flying day, it was now or never to fly down to L.A. solo. I kept checking the forecast for Friday and it kept switching up on me from sunny to cloudy. This beach fog is impossible to time, it'll be a few sunny days and then fog forevermore. It's easier to visually time it … Continue reading Day 50: In L.A., @ my mom’s
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?
Getting a little worried that there was no plan until after the elections in November the way things are going They alerted us that shelter in place was until the end of May now, then last night they laid out a plan in 4 stages. I'll admit to completely freaking out when they said the … Continue reading Day 44: California has a plan!!
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
Switched up my long term goal to getting instrument rated (IFR), I can fly still. For some reason I thought we were limited to essential flying, turns out they limited the ATC hours but we can still fly. I might surprise my mom and fly down to L.A. for mother's day, will have to work … Continue reading Day 41: Moving on with my life
My back is a ton better, no relaxers yesterday or last night. These episodes usually last a lot longer, I think the swimming and slow jogging strengthened it enough to not take me to the ground. There will be no more sprinting for me! I wish I could write out my day, let's just say … Continue reading Day 40: Semi normal day