Saturday, July 18, 2009

18 July, 2009 -- Airplanes!

Ron and friend in the Skipper.

Newt and Janet in the 172.

John in the Zipper, in a challenging wind.

17 July, 2009 -- Volunteer

I know, I know, I'm way behind on my postings. Snapped this one of the tomato/green bean/flower garden. Notice the volunteer sunflower, from the winter birdseed scatterings. There is one green bean plant in there, and it has overtaken the tomatoes and the trumpet vines.
I'll try to catch up tomorrow, with stuff I shot last week.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

16 July, 2009 -- Storm, turmoil, agitation...

Looks like rain..... (Oh, Puleeeeeeze don't take our roof again...)

Yup, it's rain, all rightey.....

But all that storm was "nuthin" compared to the turmoil at our MPA meeting this evening!
Well, it's all for show, there's a running practical joke, a prank, and Ray's the instigator of course. (President Jerry doesn't stand a chance).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

14 July, 2009 -- Taxi service

Drove to Marshall this afternoon, picked up Randy, drove home, almost 4 hours each way. He will put the new prop on the Ag Truck, then fly back to Marshall. They are still spraying corn in MO, haven't got the call to go to Iowa yet. (Didn't fly up to get him, the weather was crappy here and there when I left at 3; an hour later, and it was vfr. Who-da-thunk-it, so much rain in July).

Editing the photos, and I don't have Photoshop on this computer, so am using GIMP, freeware. It's supposed to be simple, but the menus are all different. "Paint" on steroids.
Anyway, it was a pretty sunset after eating supper with Lloyd and Lloyd.
It's really the 15th, and Happy Birthday Fonda. Won't tell how old. After all, it's not official until 4 pm.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

12 July, 2009 -- JT & Kim

At the great social meeting place, visited with JT and Kim, Jan and Jamie and Jared.
JT is in the Army, pilots those unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, and is home for a short visit before deployment again. He's a sergeant now.
Once upon a time JT would stay at the airport with us, sleep on the floor under the kitchen table (it was a little place). He had a few adventures with me in Toby, the Aeronca Chief, and he and Roy went with me to Harrison, AR for the airshow in the Archer.
Happy Anniversary, JT & Kim!
One year July 4.

11 July, 2009 -- not enough rain

Tornado warning tonight... so what do I do, go outside and photograph the storm going by. We got a sprinkle, lucky I guess. Had my laptop bagged up to run for cover, so am working on the old HP pc, don't have Pshop, using freeware GIMP. Learning all over again!
More tomorrow... I missed the best pic of the day, Mikey under the instrument panel of the 180, fixing an electrical problem (hopefully fixing). I was the tool go-fer, and the 5 gallon fuel-B for the racing crowd.
Then mowed the runway, after John landed in the 180.