Monday, February 8, 2010

Road Block--February 7, 2010


This job is something else.  If you plan on something, it's a safe gamble to bet against that plan.

Woke up at 8:45.  Matt and I had planned on flying at noon today because of the forecast.  I grabbed some breakfast, checked the weather, and waited.  The skies were overcast 3300.  But the TAF still forecast for clouds to be at 10,000 feet by noon.  I waited, read a little, and waited.  I would check the weather every hour.

I found out our next project...Augusta, Georgia.  I called to see if they had hangars for us tonight.  And I checked the weather.  Matt woke up, and I opened up the windows.  We STILL had low clouds.  They weren't going anywhere.  11 o'clock rolled around.  It was obvious what was happening.  But we agreed to go to the airport just to check.  Then noon rolled around.  Skies were overcast 2900 (NOT 10,000).  And the forecast was for those clouds to come down, down, down.  Way down the rest of the day.  STUPID.

So Matt and I flew up to Conway, Arkansas, for lunch.  We grabbed a car and headed for Arby's.  I miss this type of flying.  Fly with a purpose, eat, come back.  It's so fun.  I never got above 2500 feet MSL.  I love it.  It's a very fun and nice lil' airport...right in the middle of the city!  I love those!  But it's so much in the middle that the city has decided to use it for an industrial park.  The airport is being moved 10 miles outside of town.  I hate it all.

Came back and played some cards in the hotel.

Then we headed to.......(drumroll please!).........BOSTON'S!!! for supper.  And the Superbowl.  We got there around 4:30 and stayed through the entire game.  I sure wish I was flying to somewhere else, but it was nice to watch the game, too.  Headed back to the hotel after that.

Spent the rest of the night inside.  Had a good, enjoyable talk with Jeff and Matt this evening...mainly about pornography.  That keeps coming up.  It's a good dialogue.

We're supposed to get rain and sleet and ice pellets and snow the next couple of days.  I am not going anywhere.  <sigh>  The skies are unleashing heavy, wet snow already.  It should disappear with the rain coming, but I hate seeing it.  It feels like we'll never leave.

And I am so ready to leave.

Watched most of the Titanic on TV...then went to bed at 1:30 A.M.

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