Saturday, April 10, 2010
Another One?! Seriously?!--April 9, 2010
Woke up at 6:48 to Mexican music. I kid you not. Right by my head. I couldn't figure out what was going on...but it turned out this Ramada has paper-thin walls. Probably less than a foot away from my head was a radio blaring Mexican music. Now granted, it was actually enjoyable music. BUT NOT AT THIS TIME OF THE DAY. I tried to go back to sleep, but it just wasn't happening. FINALLY, I put a pillow over my head and fell back asleep. I finally woke up again at 8:00...just 20 minutes after going back asleep.
I did the normal morning routine. Shower, poop, breakfast, talk to Center. Then I walked over to the airport. I had to get another dose of oxygen, though, as the canister was gettin' too low for my liking. So I had to wait about 15 minutes for that. And then I was off...again!
And oh what a day we had again! We had some clouds, but they were all up high...around 20,000 feet. So I had another full day of work. I flew from 9:30 to about 2:00, then dropped back in to Cheyenne for fuel. I grabbed the car and headed to Arby's (AGAIN!). Same ol', same ol'. Then I came back up and continued on.
I had a crazy productive day, though, finishing four flight plans. The project (this one) is now 61% complete. In just two days!!! Granted, this doesn't even compare to the BIG Denver project, but it's a start. (This project is 23 hours while the big Denver one is around 92). !!! Needless to say, I'll be here awhile!
I landed back at Centennial. I had such a better day today, though. I just felt great at altitude...I sure didn't yesterday. So it made it go by so much better. I was amongst the arriving traffic at Denver, but the controllers were just great. It's so enjoyable when they work with you. It was almost a perfect day! And I had logged another 8.1 hours!!!
16.5 hours in just two days! This is crazy! And it's multi-time!!! It's hard to believe. I am so blessed!!!
I walked over to the hotel, did the paperwork, then headed out to Olive Garden with Tammi. We had such a great time. Our waiter was hilarious, and we just both enjoyed gettin' out. Me out of the hotel. She out with someone she knows. It was just a welcome relief for both of us.
Back in at the hotel by 9:45. In bed by 11:10. Tomorrow's forecast is callin' for clouds at 4,000 feet scattered. Believe it when I see it. Though I am ready for a break!!! And if all goes well, I'm plannin' on headin' to a Rockies game tomorrow with Ryne!!! Real excited about that.