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
Confession, even though I grew up in a SoCal beach town, my family is a bunch of cowboys. We spent a lot of our childhood in Arizona, near the border of Mexico. My brother is right wing, NRA, 2nd amendment. We don't talk politics at all, most of the time we talk about what we're … Continue reading Day in Manteca
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
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!!
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
Last night there was a PBS show on the history of country music, in the days before you had to start your training at the same time you learned how to talk. The thing that got to me was the song writing, besides being about trucks and beer the big hits were from the heart. … Continue reading Day 14: Put my brain in reverse
Spent more time flying last week than doing anything else, it was fun to go up just on a whim, also felt like I was pushing my luck a little on the flying side of things. I'm in a partnership plane, last week I was a passenger taking pictures with 2 of the partners and … Continue reading California Week
After working so hard at it, my back said FU again 🙁 Nothing like being super healthy otherwise and unable to move. It didn't hit that hard yet, trying to prevent that by having a heat/ice day fueled with Aleve back pain (giving me a false sense of reality, but I wanted to sleep last … Continue reading Dang!
The cure for daylight savings time, where it's dark at 4p in California. Plus a pre-holiday chaos unwind to gear up for a full December. Found some good rates for O'ahu's off season so jumped on a plane last minute. Besides, my travel blogs get more likes than any personal stuff I ever write...haha. It's … Continue reading Aloha!!