Been a long time...

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. I'd like to say that that's going to change. But knowing me, and my ability to find the most lazy path in life, I'm sure my posting habits won't change much.

So Yesterday...

So yesterday I was zinging along with the petal to the metal doing 130 knots or so. Pilot in command, controlling my own destiny, on my way to OK to have some lunch with my awesome copilot. Today I'm over New Orleans on my way to FL at 39,000 ft doing 650 knots and it's not nearly as cool. I'm not squashing the petdals, I'm not yanking nor banking. I guess first class makes it worth it, but having the yoke in your hands is many many times better than any first class seat.  

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL500/history/20121104/2225Z/KDFW/KTPA

The beginning..

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayer during the last couple of months. As of yesterday afternoon my search is over. I'm officially employed once again. My first day is the 22nd, next monday. 

I first interviewed for this position back in March. I had three interviews and I felt like I'd nailed it. Which I did. They offered me the position and then realized they did not know my salary requirements. We were a long way apart. Even with me coming down, and them coming up we couldn't get anywhere near close. I had to decline. 

Flash forward to a couple of weeks ago. I'd been doing some consulting work and while I was out I heard a rumor that they still didn't have anyone in that permanent position. I reached out to them, sending them an email. Basically just my "Hows things going", "Just touching base", "Know anybody that needs IT staff" kinda email. Ten minutes later they called me. 

They had just the day before, put an ad out and were receiving resumes. I was told they would see if they could now meet my requirements and I'd get a call back on Monday. Monday came and went, no call. The next monday came and went, no call. Then yesterday, I was heading to the doctor and driving my their building, I thought to myself "Well, that one is gone".  Less than 30 minutes later, I got an email from them.  :)

They had two other candidates but before they sent them an offer they wanted to check with me. They came with their very best offer. It was just enough. With that and all the benefits it made it worth it. I start Monday. 

Eeekkkk....

Yesterday was a bad/scary day for 49G. This happened at Decatur, KLUD, and had the runway closed for a big chunk of the day. I don't have any solid info on what happened but it was on roll out and not actually landing. Should find out more info next week from the Pilot himself. Just glad his OK. Airplanes can be replaced. 

New toy...

I inherited a gun this past week. It's not a big elephant gun or anything. But I'd bet it would be fun to head to the range and kill some targets with. It's an 1969 Browning Nomad .22 caliber pistol. It orginally belonged to my Great Uncle Earl. When he passed it went to my Grandfather. After his passing this summer I dad got it and handed it down the line to me. It hasn't been used much. I don't plan on using it daily or anything, but I do plan on shooting it from time to time. 

The Guy, and the Things...

So this morning I had a meeting with the guy. He was all about saying the things. I know more about the things then he knew. He talked for a while, and said a lot of other things, but didn't really say anything at the same time. Now the meeting with the guy about the things is over, everything is pretty much about the same. Silly me for thinking things could change.

Pretty sad...

Wow, That's pretty sad. Only 13.8 flight hours in the past 12 months. I really really need to fly more. I think the uncertainty on the job front is the cause for this lack of flight time. Well that and yen years of home maintenance happening all at once. When I get through this tough period I plan on pushing the hours way up. I want to get to 200 hours in the next two years. Then it's my complex endorsement and I'm on the the Bonanza.

Transient

Made the move...

Made the move to the new Square Space today. Had to have something to keep my mind busy. Relatively painless move. I think I'm liking it. Need to find out how to take a bit more control, but I know it's there. I just have to do it.