Saturday, April 18, 2009

18 & 19 April, 2009 -- Job in a box, still working


Took on a project... transfer vhs and vhs-c tapes to dvd. Then make copies.
Karate demonstrations. I'll be busy for a few days!
That's ok, it's foggy and drizzly out there. See ya later!

Friday, April 17, 2009

17 April, 2009 -- More roof every day

This morning:

This afternoon:

No ag flying today, too windy.
Lots of phone calls; parts came in - wrong parts; life as usual.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

16 April, 2009 -- Randy's birthday


So, how old ARE you? (He's not a lady, so it's ok to ask).
47... WOW.

G'pa Airplane tinkering with the Ag Truck.

Robinson R22. Cute little helicopter. That's Randy's Ag Truck on the ramp. It's yeller, feller.

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And, roof progress. It's gettin' there!

15 April, 2009 -- Taxiing day

Progress on the roof. Maybe they'll be done in a few days.

Engineers inspecting the previous roof installation, determining why it blew off.


Randy arrived in the afternoon, from Georgia with the new ag plane, via the bootheel where he tested the spray pattern at an ag pilots' gathering. It's spring, and the bugs are working already!


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John exercised the Zipper, then Black Bart, and a couple of guys limbered up their remote controlled planes. Good day, little breeze, lots of sun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

14 April, 2009 -- Hard Work Day




Yeah, I worked hard today.
No, I didn't work on the roof.
I took down the Alaska windsock and put up the Flag windsock.
Thanks, Juanita!
I'll mend the Alaska, and put it up at the house. The kinks will blow out of the Flag, eventually.

13 April, 2009 -- Raising the Flyer

Another four hours to raise the Wright Flyer replica to its final hanging place in the new terminal building in Springfield. Lookin' good!











After all that, we got a hard-hat tour of the concourse. Missouri's rivers and streams is the theme that runs through the whole building.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

12 April, 2009 -- Moving the Wright Flyer

Saturday, April 11, the 1218 EAA crew dismantled the Wright Flyer replica, loaded it up, and moved it to the new terminal at SGF, around the runway to the other side, near the control tower. It only took about five hours. On Monday morning, the SGF crew will raise it to the ceiling, and I'm intending to be there.