It’s been too long since posting here. AKM is still going in the back hallway and upstairs at the Stellar Aviation FBO at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. I spend hours here seven days a week. I’ve not published a Lincoln Flyer newsletter for the same reason I’ve not posted here for so long: I don’t have a block of time large enough to commit to the task. Starting today, I’m contributing to this blog with smaller “blocks”
I continue posting daily at the AeroKnow Museum Day to Day blog where I also post pictures of aircraft and visitors to AKM the previous day. akmdaytoday.wordpress.com
I’ve decided to organize the negatives that have received no attention for the past 40 years. A new Epson Perfection V550 was purchased, thanks to support from Mark Houpt of Lincoln, Illinois. Other challenges await near-term resolution. I must replace the Sony Mavica point & shoot, which I loved, which has broken. My financial distress (no income from vacant half of my duplex home where I live and inconsistent hours at part-time employer) prevent me from buying a replacement. In better years past, I would have bought a new camera out of pocket. I need to replace the Mavica because my 35mm DSLR, a wonderful Canon Eos 20D has collected considerable dust in the camera body, 35 to 70mm lens and 70 – 300 mm lens. I cannot afford to have that equipment cleaned. I am happy with the Canon.. I neither need nor want a new DSLR and lenses. I just want it dustless inside. I need your support ($$$) to do what needs to be done.
I am in terrific health. My recent physical indicated that m blood chemistry, blood pressure and heart are good. At 190 pounds the beer belly is gone permanently. I’ve not weighed 190 since early college. I eat one meal a day most days, my reward at day’s end for having prevailed over another day. That helps with the weight issue.
STILL no success to report recruiting a dependable volunteer or two out here. As AeroKnow Museum continues an unhappy process of downsizing in the year to come, I need help moving book cases and filing cabinets. I can’t do this solo, and I can’t hire help because I need to eat at least once a day. The rest of my income goes to paying off a major loan, a 15 year-old bill for the roof o the house, and medical bills I have too-long neglected. But life goes on.
That’s the story from here for now. Look for another post about this time next Saturday, August 5, a month from my 70th birthday.
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