Sunday, August 3 — In at 7:40 and worked on financial records until I was distracted by several photo ops and processed pictures all day after 1:00 and had a fine time. Departed for home at 8:25.
Monday, August 4 — Decent night. After laundry, deposited pay and rent, paid house insurance and got a hair cut/beard trim before arriving AKM 10:00. Quiet on the ramp. Brian C,, a videographer who joined the Chamber of Commerce the same day I did visited toured the whole collection. Time was tight because I had to be at work at 11, and I was a little late but it was no big deal. Work was slow, but okay. Back at airport. worked on postcards until 8:25 when I went home.
Tuesday, August 5 — In later than hoped (but I HAD to shower) at 7:10 and phot’d Brian Regan’s SNJ on the ramp and the distant FA-18E still down for maintenance. Worked on postcards. A very hot, boring, miserable day at work! MISERABLE! One of the worst. Thank God I had to work only 11 to 5 and Wednesday will do the same. Phot’d a C-12 spending short time on the tarmac. Worked on postcards until leaving for grocer and home at 7:05.
Wednesday, August 6 — In 7:35 after a rocky night, Awoke 3:30 checked Fb and e-m half an hour and back to bed and semi-sleep until 7. Photo’d the F/A-18E that’s been here since Sunday with a mechanical issue.
Worked on postcards. IPA meeting tonight. Wrote my first Sky Unlimited blog for ZG Worldwide and sent it in. Text only no time for pictures; will send Thurs morn. Work was okay. Went over to Charlie Ramp early for IPA meeting but after honking horn a few times and no one coming I went to McClelland Aviation, the nearby FBO and photo’d a Hawker 800 with pilot’s permission. Still no cars or people at hangar D-35 where the meeting was to be. I decided I had made another dumb mistake, forgot what day it was and that today was was really Tuesday and the meeting is tomorrow, so I returned to the office. Met some of the maintenance crew working on the F/A-18, took a picture, downloaded pics, went BACK to Charlie Ramp and saw CARS there, honked and a woman walking back from the rest rooms hangar let me in. I was more than half an hour late. Everyone was eating and Bill Dorsch from Airport Authority was talking to crew, brought the airport tenant roster. I was uninspired totally by it all. I was uncomfortable, could not hear very well, was too hot and spoke to almost no one at the meeting. I was steamed that I had not been able to get into the Charlie ramp when I arrived.Went home and almost straight to bed.
Thursday, August 7 — In at 5:45 cool and light rain. Revised my first Sky Unlimited post for C.M. sent it and pictures to her. Processed a few more, but there was little time. Had to be at work at 9:00. Fairly productive AKM day, few customers. Directly to Gallina’s Pizza art gallery event. Had the best time with poetry and song I’ve had in YEARS. Lots of new faces; not one from the old crowd.
Friday, August 8 — In at 7:40 in heavy drizzle, fog. Processed pictures from last night. Work was fine, rainy all day, accomplished a lot for AKM. Back to airport and posted pics of art on Fb. Headed for home at 7. A VERY SATISFYING DAY!
Saturday, August 9 — In at 8:25, overcast, calm. Worked on pictures from a gallery event Friday all day. Phot’d a Baron and a 310. Springfield Photos visited with family and I took them on a tour of the whole museum.Departed for a poetry event at 5:35.
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