Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22nd

I started the day over at the airfield, helping load James' new RV-6 into a U-Haul for the trip back to Palm Springs.  Chris had met us at Lincoln, and we went to lunch before James headed back, and Chris headed towards Oregon in his gyroplane.

August 21st

I spent some time at the airport, taking the plane out for a while, then ran the barbecue for the EAA membership meeting.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20th

I started the day by collecting tools and losing them in to the gyro, then flying to Cameron Park.  Chris and I fiddled with his brakes for a while, and eventually ended up lifting the front of the plane on 2x4s so we could get them properly bled.  Now they were working, we flew to Oroville to meet Randy and his friend David for lunch.  On the way home, we flew over Paradise and saw all the rebuilding going on after the fire there.

August 19th

I've taken the week off to do things and stuff, and ended up at the airfield helping Chris change the oil and grease the pre-rotator cable on his gyroplane.

He then wanted to look at the brakes, and we managed to take them from pathetic to non-existent.  Yay.  Still, he managed to get home.

Monday, August 19, 2019

August 18th

We took the plane up to Auburn for breakfast, then (hopefully) fixed the zip on the little storage bag when we got back to Lincoln.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 17th

I got up early and headed to the airport to cook breakfasts at the display day.

After we'd packed up, I met James and Jeff to get James' new RV-6 all packed up and ready to put in a truck and drive to Palm Springs.

August 16th

I spent several hours updating all the Windows machines in the house to 1903.  Thanks, Microsoft :o)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 12th

Today was Tillamook's 12th birthday.  She got a new ball, pumpkin baby food on her dinner and a whole slice of cheese where she usually gets a corner from my sandwich :o)

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 11th

We got up early and took the plane to Auburn for breakfast.  It was a little busy getting there, as everybody seemed to have the same idea, but everything worked out OK.  I did a pretty short landing, so we could get off at the first taxiway, and it wasn't until we were standing at the restaurant watching everybody else that Vic realised how bumpy it was out there.  Our landing back at Lincoln was a thing of beauty :o)

In the afternoon I built a proof of concept for a table that Vic wants for a plant by her desk at work, but she declared it good enough by itself, and put it in the car to go to work with her tomorrow.

August 10th

I started the day at the airport taking the landing light out of the plane, thinking it had failed. It hadn't it was a bad connection.  It's a pain to get out as the rudder pedals are in the way, and it's a pain to get back in again, too.

I then spent some time cooking burgers for a pile of people at the EAA hangar.  I didn't feel like pulling the hangar open in the heat, so I went home after that.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 4th

I headed over to the airport early, as Randy and I flew the gyros to Cameron Park to meet Chris.  Chris took his father, I took his mother, and Randy took the steps, and we went to Auburn for brunch.

We flew back along part of the American River on the way back to Cameron Park, and dropped them off.  Chris had managed to lose the key to his hangar, so we left them waiting for his wife to bring him the spare and flew back to Lincoln.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

August 3rd

I started the day cooking breakfast at the airport.  It was really busy, for some reason, so I think we did about 35 breakfasts.

I took the gyro out for a while, did a couple of landings, then headed over to the house before remembering Vic had gone to Folsom, so I flew back to Lincoln and put everything away before heading home.

August 2nd

After work we went to the airport to meet a friend of Chris' who was in town to look at an RV-6.  After running about around the airport looking at things, we took him out for dinner, and then discovered that the runway lights at Cameron Park are being turned off, so Chris came and picked him up (he was staying with Chris).

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 1st

A new month, so here are the stats:

Power billed

Power generated