Hard to believe it's already August and I hadn't started an
'06 page yet. Most of the photos I've taken belong on other pages (new
cars and projects).
8/19/06: We've had the boat for a few
months, but this is the first time we've spent the night. We normally put
in at Wiegand Marina, on the Nebraska side of Lewis and Clark Lake. While
we've thoroughly enjoyed (most) everything about boating, being able to spend a
whole day and night there made us realize how special that time is. It's
so relaxing that we've decided on a final name for the boat. License
July '06. Debbie had a relative getting married, so we
flew back to her hometown of Indiana, PA for the week. We took a day trip
over to Punxsutawney to see groundhogs. They were everywhere!
Of course the trip wouldn't be complete with a visit to Knob
Hill, where Phil makes his annual appearance.
We spent the last day over in Ohio, since it was close to
being the same driving time to the airport as from Indiana.
August: Debbie spends a weekend down in Omaha with her
I fly over to Erie, IL to the Challenger Fly-in that same
weekend. Here I'm flying the new Challenger LSA. That's Karen, the
office manager in front, on her first flight. She did very well with the
flight and is now going to start taking lessons.
9/17/06. At the Last Fling 'Til Spring car show, we see
this cool chopper art.
9/18/06: A B-17 Flying Fortress comes to Norfolk for
display and tours. I crawled around all over the plane. Truly
12/2/06. Got the Christmas tree and the lights up.
12/9/06. Mom's 65th birthday party. A week before, Debbie and I took
Mom and Red to dinner, and she remarked that it would be her 65th birthday this
time around. She had also asked her dad why she never got a birthday party
when growing up, and had him promise to throw one for her on her 65th.
Since he passed away a few years back it seemed like a great idea to do one
ourselves. We managed to pull together over 30 people with only a few days
12/4/06. Sam wrecked her Saturn by rear-ending another
car. Everyone was fine. Her car and her good driver discount didn't
fare as well.
12/14/06. We found her a replacement car at the auto
auction at a great price. '03 Chevy Cavalier.