The Week That Was – April 19 — April 25

Sun, April 19 — Out of bed about 8:15 and stayed home catching up with overdue tasks. Light showers out, no wind. Posted at Honey & Quinine and started arranging home office to take care of everything personal THERE. Only AKM things will be done at AKM. Into AKM office at airport at 12:05. Phot’d a Cessna 150 in light rain after he taxied in to refuel. Processed pictures from yesterday. I have no picture software at home. Wrote a long overdue response note to a friend. Wrote another letter to a new friend in Spokane, Washington. Went home for late dinner at 9:25 at the end of a very productive day!

Mon, April 20 — In at 9:05 after 8:00 doctor’s checkup regarding recovery from December’s minor stroke. Everything looks PRIME. And I’ve lost six more pounds since last month’s visit. I’m due back in three months to see how things look. HOORAY! Overcast and cloudy/chilly out. Just into the office and welcomed two King Air 200 pilots and chatted for 40 minutes in the WELCOME Room as they waited for their passengers to arrive. Worked on JT Walker’s log transcription. Work was okay. Depressed a mite on arrival back at AKM. Went home at 7:15.

Tue, April 21 — In at 10:35 after returning camera to Creve Coeur Camera because the camera cleaning they did a few weeks ago didn’t fix the problem. Manager Matt saw the pictures I took since the cleaning and explained the lens was cleaned but the sensors weren’t. So they’re sending it away for that and giving me a discount on that work. Was delighted that they had my Springfield Business Journal article I wrote about them before they opened framed and on the wall. Nice people. Out to the airport and did what I could on a blog post, about five minutes worth, then depart to work. Work was fine. FINISHED cutting up clips and scraps, started to sort them. Proofread and commented on part of an AAHS article back at AKM. Went to grocer and home at 8:10.

Wed, April 22 — In at 7:25, sunny, chilly and windy. Phot’d a Piper Aztec just towed from a hangar and deposited on the ramp. Worked all morning proofreading and correcting a pathetically-written article for AAHS. Continued with that project at employer; engaged NO AKM work at all. Proofed/corrected for about 45 minutes after returning to airport before attending the model club meeting which went okay. We finished at 9:15 and I returned to office; left at 9:45 pretty tired.

Thu, April 23 — In at 6:50 and proofread AAHS Journal article until flight crew of FAA King Air 200 airport inspection bird N79 visited, showed me the airplane inside and out, a terrificencounter; terrific crew. Worked on sorting clips and scraps at employer, had a pretty good day. Bought a box of #10 envelopes from Parkway Printers next door at discount. Back to AKM and finished reading the two AAHS articles. Processed a few pics. Not many responses to the King Air pics, but that’s okay. Went home about 8:30.

Fri, April 24 — In at 7:15, cool, calm & overcast, rain clouds in west, precip due later today. Phot’d Grumman American Traveler and 172SP on ramp. Looked for model stands for the weekend’s breakfast fly-in; didn’t find any. Work was pretty rough. G buzzed around like a paranoid bee and nitpicked me crazy. It was BAD. Back at AKM, brought a few boxes of models to hangar one but nothing major. I’m TIRED; will catch up Sat morn; went home at 6:30.

Sat, April 25 — Had a challenging early morning. After going to bed and easy to sleep about 9:30 Fri night, awoke at 2 am and could not get back to sleep. Five hours of sleep seems to be a natural cycle for me. I probably slept 45 minute more while trying before arising at 5:30, showering and heading out to the airport. Set up the big model display with the help of two folding tables provided by the organizers and two on hand at AKM. It was raining all day, but we had a fair turnout, and I met some fine people. Worked at AKM until leaving for a so-so classical guitar concert that evening. GOOD DAY! 🙂

Thanks for reading this  post.

About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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