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Laura Lee’s 1990 Jeep Wrangler is in a hangar in Georgia from when I departed by plane a week ago to go to Birmingham for a meeting. My car is in a hangar in Birmingham from when I departed there by plane to go to Orlando, Florida last Wednesday for a three-day flight school. The plane is in Orlando because it had an avionics malfunction requiring me to cancel flight school last Thursday. I am in Richmond Hill, GA with the rental car I got for the school in Orlando, but ended up driving back here to Georgia. The Jeep keys are in the Jeep locked in the hangar. My car keys are with me in my backpack. The plane keys are at the desk at the airport in Orlando so the avionics guy could get into the plane to fix it, which he did today. I’m reduced to going over this several times a day to remember where I am.

But I’ll try to start getting all the pieces back where they belong tomorrow. I’ll drive the rental car back to Orlando where I got it. If the weather’s OK one of the next few days, I’ll turn in the rental car and fly the plane to Sarasota to get the avionics upgrades I had planned. I’ll rent another car there and drive back to Georgia for a meeting Saturday, then to Birmingham for a meeting Monday, and then back to Sarasota to turn in the car and pick up the plane, then fly back to Orlando to finish the school, then fly back to Birmingham. The plane will be in the hangar in Birmingham, I’ll have my own car, and when I fly back to Georgia, the Jeep will still be waiting.

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Reader Comments (4)

would you please repeat that? ....lol

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Smith

I'm still waking up in the middle of the night, trying to figure out which way to the pointy end of the boat. If I think about your vehicles and keys, my head will explode.

Glad to hear the avionics problem sounds like it is fairly easy to fix. Sean spent all day yesterday under the helm trying to figure out that issue where the Naiads cut in and out while underway. (Our training captain jumped every time it happened, thinking we had run aground.) After tracing lots of wires, he thinks he knows what to tackle.

Hope we can connect again when all vessels are operational and time constraints are fewer. Safe flying!

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

There is always something with things that fly, float or &^**&((*(*).!!!!

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermagnolia lulu

Could you explain again how buying a plane is reducing the amount of driving you are doing? ;-)

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSean

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