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Quite a while since I've posted anything here on DeviantArt, images or words. Working lots on all three airplanes over the past several months. Now that winter's eminent there'll be decidedly less flying of, and work on, our Grumman (HU-16) Albatross. Not so fun flying north to play on lakes when they're frozen solid. We're going to begin annuals on all the aircraft to get them to a winter maintenance and rework schedule. This should mean steady work at the hangar through the winter and I look forward to that.

I've done a little tattoo work in the past few weeks and will post things as I get them downloaded. Meanwhile am beginning a couple of Halloween themed pieces as well as a painting I owe someone for a bet I lost almost a year ago. Anyway, I'm looking forward to just working on the planes and doing some plain 'ol painting over the next several months.

My Dad's doing entirely better, both mentally and physically. Looks like the hard work and time spent back and forth to Florida was worth it. He's now here in the Twin Cities and enjoying the relative closeness of his loved ones. Even took him up flying a few weeks ago and it's amazing how it all came back to him. He flew backseat in an SNJ (see photo in my dA scrapbook) and as soon as he was strapped in began recalling details about the plane, even though it'd been 63 years since he'd flown one, he was right at home. Asked for the plane as soon as it was off the ground and headed straight up to 3,000 feet, trimmed up the plane and headed west to buzz Lake Minnetonka.

On the horizon...Shrek and I are going to New York City in a couple of weeks. I'm very much anticipating this and it sems like forever since I've been there. Kinda pissed that our Sauvages our locked out and can'r wait until the battle of the millionaires ends so we can watch some hockey. Lots to say about the upcomoimg election but will save that for a seperate posting. Like a good Gemini, I could go on and on but have some fun things to get to this afternoon and evening. Hope everyone is well.

More soon.
  • Listening to: MPR
  • Reading: Technical Aircraft Crap
  • Watching: Any Horror Movies I Can Find on Cable
  • Playing: Dwight Yoakam & Massive Attack
  • Eating: Italian
  • Drinking: Espresso, Coca-Cola, Water
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October 13, 2012