January 28

Thursday, January 28 — In at 9:50 after another rough night. The day was sunny and bright. Worked upstairs organizing and picking up, always in motion. Actually worked up a sweat before taking off my light jacket.  Better to do the next thing that I saw needed my attention because no time was setting up preparing things to be done. For example, after I put away the surplus copies of Air Rendezvous programs I saw a stack of Beech clippings and pasted scraps that hadn’t been sorted, so I sorted them and took them to the Intake Room along with a few Boeing items which I had intended to file. When I saw the Boeing pasted clips had not been sorted I took them with the Beech material and simply left them in the US Aircraft to Sort pile. I will spend major time doing that when my state of mind and a warm room allow me. In the meantime I just want the public rooms to look clear of clutter, and I succeeded mostly in the Research Rm.  Also eliminated some of the clutter on the office modeling table because it was getting to look like a junk pile there, and I want visitors to see semblance of order. Things have improved significantly since I finished the JJW book. In the course of neatening and organizing I worked on the B-36, 1/72 F4F-1 and two Boeing 737 models. Small progress is better than none at all. . . . .I’m going CRAZY waiting waiting for reactions to JTW books I sent out. One nice person e’d me that her book “arrived safely.” I’m thinking AND? . . . . AND? . . . . .and did you like it at first glimpse? Did you think it looked to have been written by a precocious chimpanzee? Nothing from a historical society I sent some books to for their annual meeting. ( I gladly, proudly DONATED one to their library. ) THREE PEOPLE have let me know the books arrived but shared nowCLUE of what they think of it! I’d be satisfied — not happy, but SATISFIED — if someone said “Conger, you led us astray by telling the world you wrote a book. One more act of wanton hyperbole like that from you and I’m going to tell the world what a deadbeat you are.” Aaaaaaany whey. . . . . . I had a nice lunch from home, put my head on a pillow at a desk in the Process Room and napped an hour. When I’m TIRED, I not  fit to productively embrace the day. The nap helped. Had no visitors, took no pictures. Back to work all afternoon organizing the model work areas and making a stab at tweaking the assortment of pictures waiting to be filed on the photo processing tables also in the Processing Rm. T’was slow on the ramp too. Went home at 8:30 reasonably satisfied with the day. Day rating C-

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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