Catching UP

December was a disappointing month. 2018 begins with more promise,  but the future remains “the vast unknown.”

Springfield had / is having a major severe cold spell. Water pipes at the far end of the hall where AeroKnow Museum – Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (AKMSPI)  is located burst and significantly damaged the un–occupied rooms furthest away from our Welcome Room and Models on Display Room. Damage to our “turf” was the industrial carpet floor here SOAKED by water that wicked in under the doors. Anything here touching the floor was damaged but not destroyed. It will all dry out — a little water-wrinkled but okay.  The cold spell — never warmer than 25 F outside — is still  going strong with no end in sight. Except for my small space heater which warms the calves of my legs but neither feet or the rest of me, there is no heat in AKM’s part of the building operated by our generous host, Stellar Aviation.  I’ve been taking work home to what I call AKM428.  A lot of tasks are getting done this way, most important: a MAJOR re-organization of aircraft photo negatives. I’ll explain this in the week ahead. I’ve spent more time  here at AKMSPI today than I did during most of  December and January to this moment.  I PLAN to resume the AeroKnow Museum Day to Day blog starting Sunday, January 14.

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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