It’s time for me to re-align some priorities. I need to take more time to have fun.
Last Friday I was having fun mowing the yard at our beach home. I was having a good time – the day was ideal – so I even cut our neighbor’s entire yard. The yards always looks so nice when freshly mowed. Now that’s not a real big deal – compared to what some of you may mow (or not) – but I realized I need to be outdoors more. We’re not getting any younger and I don’t want to see the world go by – only at 1366 x 768 pixels on this ol’ Sony. So I decided to resign from one of my volunteer activities, one which involved several hours per week, every week. My new-found free time will be put to good use – for ME.
Yep, that’s me in the header picture, but that’s not my airplane. That AT-6 “Texan” was a World War II fighter trainer – and costs waaay too much to rent, fly and maintain. For my R&R in the sky I have a “less expensive” antique airplane, a 1946 Ercoupe (pictured below).
I am occasionally asked if an airplane as old as mine is safe to fly. My answer is usually a question, “How do you think it got to be this old?”