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!!!!
These days the weather is gauged by me in terms of suitability for flying. Although I’ve always enjoyed the emotional medicinal effects of sunshine and clear skies, my love of calm winds and generally good visibility has increased dramatically since learning to fly. I couldn’t help but notice, therefore, when I was out walking the dog at 6:30 a.m., what utter
Being fairly tied to the weather in terms of my moods, this day has been a surprising gift: Despite grey skies and generally crappy weather, I flew a plane today (all by myself!) before the rain started this morning. Then I enjoyed an incredible feast of music and authentic Christian fellowship at a new church which my neighbour had invited me to. After this outing, I indulged in the luxury of a short nap at home, and then set out with my family for dinner downtown with dear friends.
I do so prefer sun... but this gift of a day has reminded me that the sun need not always dictate my moods! Grey, as it turns out, can also be a pleasant colour. :D
A month ago, I thought it couldn't be done, and tonight I am celebrating the high that comes with a challenging success!!!
Readers familiar with my flight blog will know that I have had tremendous struggles with learning to fly. Not only am I finding the material and the skill set rather overwhelming, but
Picked up the boys from German school this morning with a friend of ours we wanted to take to Krispy Kreme. (He had never been to a "donut" factory before, being fairly new to Canada.) Sadly, the donut machine was off when we got there, so in an effort to not lose the fun of the whole afternoon, we decided to head to the Airport instead.
I wanted to park on the side of the road and watch the planes land and take off, but Alex and Simon preferred to ride the mono-rail. (What 6-year-old doesn't love to watch big airplanes up close??!! What is wrong with these kids?!) So, we parked for pay and rode back and forth between terminals a few times, watching the various passengers come and go. Kind of exciting to see some pilots heading off to work, too.
Then our friend rode the moving sidewalk with the boys, racing them from one end to the other -- they all laughed and laughed. It was good to see; this friend has not laughed for a long, long time.
Every now and again you have a particularly splendid day. Today was one of those for me.
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