May 1

Sun, May 1 — In at 8:50, foggy and quiet. Produced and printed more magazine storage box labels. Spent an hour and a half catching up with emails from a friend regarding John Thornton Walker and his death. A few cookies and coffee for lunch and went upstairs at 1:45 for the rest of the afternoon. I had PLANNED to work on models and the next Lincoln Flyer newsletter, but after spending about an hour and a half responding to e-mails (instead of the typical 15 minutes) which involved a lot of printing and a lot of thinking . . .  my positive outlook was totally sapped. I hadn’t planned to do more than drop some materials off in the Magazine Room, but I spent two hours there early into the afternoon; also half an hour arranging things in the Research Room and carrying little things from one room to another, taking a few items — a few magazines, a model kit, an empty box, a book or two, some materials for the storage room — from another room and walking down to hall to put them on a table in another room. Brainless fiddle-faddle that I needed to do, but I felt I was accomplishing almost nothing in total. TWO COOKIES to eat all DAY. I could have walked over to the terminal vending machines for snacks, but I didn’t want to waste the money on such a day. Someone could have bought me lunch from Culvers, and it wouldn’t have improved my outlook. Spent from about 5 to about 7:45 ALLOWING MYSELF to cull articles from surplus magazines, a task that needed to be done, but I’ve been saving things to process that way when I’m at my employer on Saturdays. CHEESES, I will ALWAYS find some kind of work to do for AKM at employer, so I was satisfied (without guilt or feeling I was wasting time) to do culling upstairs, away from the racket downstairs. The pain in my upper chest after my tripping and falling flat on that damn loose electric cord at my employer is becoming an issue too.  Departed at 8:10 for grocer, a decent dinner and a good night’s sleep. I am very disappointed with myself. Day rating: D

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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