May 2 – Challenger 300, Piper Navajo 310

Mon, May 2  — in at 7:50, cold and overcast, threatening rain. The aftermath of my fall at my employer has been more of a challenge than anticipated. It still hurts to inhale deeply and to lift anything heavier than a coffee cup or magazine. After napping last night after dinner I had a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep.  I was in slight distress just lying on my back in bed — that didn’t start until last night, and it was worse when I moved to try to sleep on my side and sit up in bed. As long as I’m not inhaling deeply, I’m okay, but there is still slight discomfort in my chest. Departed to visit Central Illinois Hearing where I’m getting a hearing aid for each ear. From there to Staples where I THINK I’m going to buy the cheapest copier they sell to have available in the Research Room. Then to James McDermott, dentist fantastique. Oh a whim, to see if I had REALLY hurt myself when I tripped and fell at my employer, I stopped at St. John’s Hospital’s emergency room. I was also concerned about slight faintness I had felt occasionally since the fall. They ran a few tests and a chest X-ray. I arrived at the hospital at noon and drove away about 2:45 to CVS Pharmacy where I bought a small bottle of Tylenol for the pain . . . . .  and to AeroKnow. I was here less than 3 minutes, just back to my office with a nice cold Mountain Dew for my very late lunch and a visiting Bombardier Challenger 300 pilot when my love-sick amigo walked in for a visit. I had just started talking to the 300 pilot. I excused myself from “love-sick” to spend 10 minutes on the ramp with the 300 and its convivial right-seater, then 40 minutes listening to “love-sick.” After I walked with him out to the parking lot, I phot’d a Navajo with winglets from behind the fence.  Finally began eating my LUNCH (first meal of the day) and catching up with email and lunch starting about 5. Then I processed pictures of the 300 and Navajo. Departed for home at 7:20. Day rating: C minus. The day on a personal level was a net B-plus, but there was no major achievement to record for AKM.

Pictures are of the Piper and Bombardier were taken May 2.

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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