What a day. It started yesterday I guess.
When I was boarding in Auckland I was feeling decidedly dodgy. Bu the time we got airbourne I was a bit shaky and nauseous. I wasn't going to eat but when I got back from changing I had some soup waiting so I ate it. It helped a bit. I left the rest and went to sleep. Got a great sleep. Boy 8 hours of sleep cuts the guts out of a 12 hour flight.
After we landed and cleared customs, I jumped on the bus to Bellanca Ave and picked up the car. Gee, Enterprise have a slick operation.
It took about two hours to get to Chino where frank was waiting. I was starting to feel bad again but we managed to drain the Falco and relocate the gas to Frank's Viking. By then it was dark so I checked in to the hotel and shortly after went to sleep. I woke up at 4am in a pool of sweat. I had been running a fever but I think it had broken. It indicated a tough day ahead but sometime you gotta do what ya gotta do and this was one of those times.
I opened the hangar doors around 07:30 and started the disassembly.
I had just started when I learnt that by a stroke of Luck, Troy was in town so was on his way out to help.
He was fantastic. I had planned to be able to do everything myself and anything extra would be a bonus. I didn't realise just how much of a bonus. It was really easy moving the heavy stuff around so we made some huge progress. I think I've got two days work done in one day.
I'm now miles ahead, which is great.
We've rearranged the packing a bit in the hope to fit things better and hopefully have a more satisfactory engine mounting solution. Everything is pretty close to its final position so tomorrow I shouldn't need much heavy work. Fantastic. Thanks Troy!
18:20 and I'm just back in my room. Looking forward to seeing Vicki tomorrow and also meeting Walter and seeing my new bird. Vicki and I can take our time more too so can spend the night at Danta Monica or somewhere similar.