Having a neighbour who works at the Charlottetown Airport Tower has its advantages: We were lucky enough to watch the arrival of a friend from overseas, whom we hadn't seen in several years, and who is spending a few days with us in PEI.
Sooo…. Mosied on over to 4900 Yonge St this morning to write my PPL exam.
Thanks to an inner ear infection, I have had to take a few months off flying, but I wanted to get the written out of the way before heading out to PEI for the summer.
I am thankful. It is not the kind of thankfulness that we try to embed into our daily lives after we read some self help book or article, the kind that is more grounded in logic (I know I ought to be grateful for…) rather than unbridled passion (Wow! This is incredible, I am soooo lucky!)
Nope, I am filled with the kind of gratitude one sings about in the lyrics of the
Is it really over already?
GORGEOUS weather, good food, family and friends and lots of fun at the beach, as you will see in the ppt below (I plan to share this with my Grade 3s, who have recently completed a study of Urban and Rural Communities in Social Studies, and will soon begin a Science unit on Soils).
Feast your eyes as you join us on a weekend in PEI...
(The ppt comes in two parts -- lots of photos, so the files are kinda' big, sorry!)
Bread delivery time again... once more, we and the giant loaf of Dimpflmeier made it through security, and are headed to PEI for the weekend!
Boys, bread, Tats and boys are installed in the waiting area; boarding begins in 10 minutes, and after posing for this photo, everyone except for the bread plugged themselves into a laptop or iPod, and waited for our call.
Stay tuned for first pics of 2012 (but it will take some time, as we will be without internet until Tuesday -- decided to go tech-free this year!)
Not sure what I am more taken with, the giant, golden moon I observed hanging over the city on my bike ride home from work tonight, or the "stars", a million twinkling lights, I saw from the left seat of a Cessna 150, as we glided overhead the city the other night on my first flight in months...
Life is Good.
Every now and again I am reminded of my second flight lesson ever. The consummate professional, my instructor mechanically asked me at the end of my
Got to go for a tour of the tower at Charlottetown Airport last night and watch my friend arrive by plane from there!! Westjet 222 was scheduled to arrive at 10:30 p.m. local time. We watched on the radar as they were handed off from Moncton, then snapped a pic as they broke through the clouds at CYYG and landed. Fun!
Finally, a gorgeous, sunny day on the Island! Eventually hauled myself out of bed to walk the dog and begin painting the music cabin. What seemed like a "fun" little project has turned into a complete nightmare and total fiasco!
The boys wanted to "help mommy paint". I thought it was not a bad idea, until I saw their side of the cabin, lol! Yikes! Definitely an excercise. Trevor and I repainted it this evening while the boys watched a movie, hehe. We were eated alive by a thousand hungry mosquitos (they come out in droves at dusk), but manage to get a base coat on three walls of the cabin in total, and complete a second coat on one large wall. God grant us the strength and good weather to muster up the energy to complete the second coat on the other two walls and do two full coats on the remaining wall. And then paint all the trim white. Ugh!
Happily, I also got to fly today. :)))
I was reminded this morning at breakfast with a bunch of pilots, of the drum clinics I used to go to in high school back home in Toronto. The excitement in the air was palpable as AC controllers, owners and private pilots chatted jovially about the aviation-related social life on the island, before heading out on their Sat morning errands, or--in some cases -- going to fly, despite the somewhat marginal weather. Read more here, and check out some great photos of flying on PEI!!!!
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