March20 – Piper Arrow T-tail, Air Tractor 602

Sunday, March 20 — In at 10:30, overcast, cool. Worked upstairs but came down on a whim and had a nice encounter with auto dealer Todd Green who visited Welcome Room briefly and was very complimentary. From noon to 2:15, proofread, corrected and commented re SIX articles for the next American Aviation Historical Society Journal. As usual, it had a great range of talented contributors. Sent it all in to editor Hayden as I promised to do Friday. Back upstairs and worked on models, mostly B-36, B-45 and B-52 and a 1/72 Sea Vixen. Took no pictures of airplanes all day. Gene B and his grandson Cole came by to pick up a bunch of mail for AHEC. We had a cordial visit. Cole is not into airplanes, but he’s a nice young man, about 19, I’d say, attends a local junior college. Strangely, my most overwhelming desire by the time I felt fatigue setting in about 5 or so was to go home and continue reading John Toland’s terrific book about the last 100 days of the war in Europe. Went home at 6:50. I’ve been eating dinner in the recliner and reading the book until I nod off in a nap.I call this growing habit “a ragged night.” True to form, I slept from about 8 to 12:30, awakened and, piddled on the internet for a few hours. I was too depressed or otherwise discontent to work on models in my smaller workshop office right. It’s six steps down the hall from my computer-equipped bedroom office. Even with plenty of lamp light in the workshop, I feel isolated; much prefer working there when there’s daylight coming in through the two windows Instead, I watched You Tube videos about airplanes and returned to bed about 3 after drinking a cup of Burgundy, fell right to sleep with the radio on. I’d rather sleep straight through from say, 10 to 5, but it’s not happening that way. Day rating: B

Pictures of the Air Tractor 602 (c/n 602) and Piper Arrow were taken the morning of March 21, 2016.

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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