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Old 06-30-2013, 06:34 AM   #12301
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I took some prints of the cat photos over to my friend's house and then we went up to Frederick airport to work on his Pitts for a short while. He finally got the special-order propeller he ordered two years ago and can return the one he borrowed to fly in the meanwhile.

An unusual feature of this homebuilt is the inverted hour meter. It's connected via a mercury switch so it only records time during negative-g flight. It's the only airplane anyone has ever seen that has this.

Oh, and Metlife has their advertising blimp visiting the airport.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #12302
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I just returned from spending ten days on a lake in Pa. with my SO, my daughter and my two grandchildren . It was fun but after a week with a five and one year old I am exhausted. That combined with dragging luggage through huge airports has me heading to my recliner for some R&R.
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An unusual feature of this homebuilt is the inverted hour meter. It's connected via a mercury switch so it only records time during negative-g flight. It's the only airplane anyone has ever seen that has this.
Is the inverted hour meter more for the novelty impact or is it an indication of some kind of airframe wear or checkpoint? Impressive prop!
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Lately, DH and I have been running around in circles.

If there is a drawback to retirement, it would be having time to think about lifestyle changes. We are considering moving to another state. ...or doing some renovations on our house, or increasing our travel budget.... Thinking outside the box is wearing me out.

I think we've been watching too much HGTV.

Perhaps I should just take out my trusty pistol and shoot the tv.
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I think we've been watching too much HGTV.
Agree, HGTV is training in being dissatisfied. A lot of mostly young couples with absurd "needs". Anyone shopping around here with these needs would look a long time, or need a large amount of money, or likely both.

Forget it, take up Monopoly instead.

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It's been raining cats and dogs and goldfish here...my area is fine but to the east of me is completely flooded (Mohawk Valley) and in a declared state of emergency. I went to bilge my power boat a few days ago and found 4 inches of water in the hold.
No damage except it was groddy and slimy down there.
A NYS police helicopter was circling over the lake, trying to find a missing boater. He went fishing Tuesday, then an intense storm cell hit, and he was reported missing that night when his empty pontoon boat washed ashore. I have not heard any more news since, but it is very sobering to watch the LE water rescue personnel setting floating markers and sending a diver down into 35-50 feet of water in search of...well you know.

Shudder...

Mr B and I have been hanging out inside in the air conditioning. Too bleedin' hot out there! We are destined to have a rainy 4th of July, so we decided to treat ourselves to clams and king crab legs instead of cooking outside. I checked the sale flyer for this week. Nice deals !
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Just watched the Confederation Cup final. What a great match! Brazil dominated, and the Spanish must feel like they were hit with a sledgehammer.
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Is the inverted hour meter more for the novelty impact or is it an indication of some kind of airframe wear or checkpoint? Impressive prop!
It's a novelty item. Understand that building an airplane is a years-long project and a lot of time is spent dreaming of the result, in this case aerobatics. And the builder's personality has been known on occasion to be, shall we say, "half a bubble off center".

Okay, sometimes he's downright quirky.
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wow been a while since i posted here but today i didn't do anything... why? because I can... still traveling in an RV all over this land and have been doing so since i retired march 2011... in Michigan now...
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wow been a while since i posted here but today i didn't do anything... why? because I can... still traveling in an RV all over this land and have been doing so since i retired march 2011... in Michigan now...
Been following your blog - sorry about the mirror. BTDT
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Celebrated Canada Day with friends: a barbecue, a most entertaining concert and some awesome fireworks seen from a great vantage point. Lots of fun!
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Again, as I read your posts I am green with envy. I am 5 months away from posting lovely comments about my free days! But today I have my monthly meeting with my boss and I am now at the bs bucket overflowing and getting all over my shoes with her!

So I salute you and long to be among your brethren.
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Yesterday and this morning I read the second novel that Frank has written during the 3+ years since we retired. He doesn't want to publish them, or even allow anyone other than me to read them. At least, not yet.

His books are the first two in a detective series set in New Orleans, and they are by far the most riveting and best detective stories I have ever read. So, it is pretty cool that he is letting me read them.

This one is over 250 pages long. I don't know where he gets all of this from! Fascinating stuff.

I always intended to write a book during retirement, but haven't even started. Meanwhile he wrote two. Guess some of us never know how retirement will shape up for us, until we are retired.
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We are having a heat wave in San Francisco so I went Ocean Beach. Very nice two hours of warmth and sunshine. That's about as good as it gets at the beach in SF.

Thanks to being ER'd I went from 10am - 2pm to dodged the traffic due to the transit strike.
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Foster puppy continues to wear us out. Had some friends over so it was nice for someone else to occupy him for a while and good chance for him to meet new people.

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Foster puppy continues to wear us out. Had some friends over so it was nice for someone else to occupy him for a while and good chance for him to meet new people.
Aaahhh!

I commend you for all the hard work and energy you are giving to ensure this beautiful little guy has a wonderful start in life!
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That puppy is so darn cute! If I didn't already have two dogs and two cats I would scoop him up!
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Drove back from a week of visiting family. Spent the first half with my relatives in Illinois and the second half with DH family in Indy. Great time, but glad to be home.
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I stopped by the grocer to pick up a few things to put on the grill tomorrow. All kinds of fresh fruit there, I couldn't resist, so I picked up the ingredients for some sangria. After lunch I cleaned, cut and prepped everything, it will macerate tonight and we will have our first summer sangria tomorrow.
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