I am leaving today for four days for a trip. Until this month I have been home almost every night. When I was gone it was only for one night. This month things are a little more "normal" with me being gone more often.
Last year I was away from home 9-11 nights a month. I flew more....and was thus gone more. With the reduction in flying by the general public...airlines flew fewer flights...thus I flew less. The summer flying season is ramping up and I somehow got a normal (non-airport standby) schedule this month. Amazing. I think Kelli is a little annoyed at me being gone after having me home so much. I also think she will be a little happier with me being gone so much as I won't be around to leave a mess behind.
I go in for my yearly checkup with my FAA doctor on Tuesday. It's been just over 3 years since I started flying. My blood pressure has dropped from 140/90 to a more reasonable (and healthy) 118/75. All without drugs. Go me.
My sister in law might take one of OUR baby names for her next kiddo if it's a girl. We picked the name Amelia back on June 27, 2007 (http://byrdintheoven.com/?p=28). She can use it if she wants....ours will be the REAL Amelia. Bleh.
Mother in law coming in town in less than two weeks. We are supposed to fly back with her. Flights are getting a little full. We might have to get creative. As a backup we might have to go to Denver and then take United or Southwest to Portland. Getting back should be no issue.
I installed Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro yesterday. Windows 7 is the next version of Windows. Microsoft is allowing anyone to use Windows 7 for one year free of charge. It feels the same as Vista.
Tonight I am staying in a Raddison hotel. They have Sleep Number beds. Should be interesting.
Gotta shave my head and get ready for work. Back to normal. When I get back I will have been gone 7 nights so far this month. My paycheck at the end of June (when I get the per diem for this month) should be pretty hefty....enough to buy another slot machine. I love my wife.