Mum, it’s too hot!

Friday I woke up feeling not so great again. Fortunately I didn't have a lot to do so after a bit of a sleep in I ventured out to the hangar feeling decidedly dodgy.

After an hour or so of fluffing around and not achieving much I went and sat in Starbucks until it was time to head for LAX.

Traffic was pretty good so it only took about an hour and a quarter to get to the parking building at LAX. Vicki was also in early and got through customs in about 25 minutes which was great. It was good to see her although I suspect the same was not to be said for me as I was feeling a bit sorry for myself by then.

We jumped in the car and headed for Van Nuys to go and see my new purchase and meet its previous owner. Traffic this time was not so good. Friday afternoon traffic on the 405. Yuk!

Once we found the right place we had a look around, chatted, spoke with the shipper, said our goodbyes and headed for Santa Monica for the night.

The new project

Other parts.

Some rare aeroplanes around too!

There we had a great meal at True Foods and retired. By then I had all but stopped functioning so unfortunately I didn't really enjoy the nice hotel. I just needed sleep.

The next morning we went out for some breakfast and find some Advil. That helped a lot. We had a lovely walk down Santa Monica Pier before heading back out to Rancho Cucamonga to our next hotel. The afternoon we had a walk around Victoria Gardens, which we both really like.

Santa Monica beach.

Sunday we went out to the hangar to do a bit of work while it was still cool. We bought some items I needed at The Home Depot then had a quiet afternoon.

There's some nutty stuff around here!

Hurry up!

The temperature was over 40° so it was way to hot to do anything sensible outside or in non air conditioned hangars.

Tomorrow I'll do the last few bits in the morning before expecting the container on Tuesday.

 

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About falcogeorge

I live in New Zealand with my lovely wife Vicki along with our animals on a block of land in Helensville. Back in 1994 I had this crazy idea to build a plane. Since then its been a huge part of my life. My day job has varied over the years. I started out as a computer engineer and now I'm an airline pilot. Namely an Airbus A320 Captain. You would think that would tire me of flying but airline flying isn't really flying. The small planes are fun and make me remember why I started flying in the first place. This blog is a demonstration of some of the crazy ideas that pop into my head from time to time. The way I see it, life is too short to not give these wild ideas a go. I don't mind if people think I'm crazy. I probably am.
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