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2020-06-12: Working on a getting an App Store refund. Some things just make a person chuckle.

2020-06-10: My Experience With a Roomba I’ve been intrigued by robot vacuums since they came out — probably for two reasons. First, …

2020-06-08: Easiest dental visit in a long time. They were fast, had good cleaning procedures, and no polishing …

2020-06-08: Dental office requiring masks. Not sure they’ve thought this through.

2020-06-06: Good morning, Cedar Rapids. ☀️ Flew some safety pilot/right seat today.

2020-06-06: Masters of Social Distancing “There is no attraction here, and for me that’s the attraction,” Wendell says as he looks out from a …

2020-06-02: Reflections on Aircraft Ownership As our eight years of aircraft ownership have come to a close (for now), I thought it would be …

2020-05-31: I didn’t delete my Facebook account, but I did delete the mobile app, and my usage is probably down …

2020-05-29: I’m putting less and less stock in online product reviews (both positive or negative). Just …

2020-05-26: COVID-19 and Airline Cabins: More Research Needed Boeing said it is developing computer models that simulate the cabin environment and could …

2020-05-25: Memorial Day bike ride. 🇺🇸🚲 In the background: Mays Island, Cedar Rapids.

2020-05-24: Sunday morning Scrabble (Junior).

2020-05-23: Beautiful Iowa evening after a stormy day. 70F, Winds West at 7 mph.

2020-05-23: In-bed trunk on the Honda Ridgeline is slick. Smart design!

2020-05-23: Taking this as a sign. Facebook won’t load because of some message that makes absolutely no sense …

2020-05-21: This is a great look at our home state of Iowa.

2020-05-19: Brad Montague in Becoming Better Grownups: Sometimes we spend so much time doing things for …

2020-05-19: I feel like politics has crept into aviation now more than ever. Maybe I just never noticed before, …

2020-05-18: Goodbye, N7371K I honestly can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want my own airplane. In my later teen …

2020-05-18: Truck party.

2020-03-08: Sunday swimming. 💦

2020-03-07: Had fun parking airplanes today at a local fly-in. Yes, this one is fast.

2020-03-06: Since it’s going to be too windy to fly this weekend, let’s just admire the Pacer from …

2020-03-06: Most definitely time to invest heavily in my Micro.blog presence!

2020-02-29: Italian grape soda. 👍🏻

2020-02-16: Only ~30 minutes today, but got some good landings in and the engine liked being warm.

2020-02-16: Sunday morning: The Hot Wheels car is a “bowling ball.” Points scored by knocking over the most …

2020-02-11: Our neighbors are fantastic. Truly. But when they let their three dogs out to bark at 9 p.m., it …

2020-02-08: Things I’d pay for: A babysitting service, but for 6 - 8 a.m. on weekends when the kiddo won’t sleep …

2020-02-04: Feels like it’s time to finally pull the final plug on Facebook and just switch to my own …

2020-02-04: Beautiful February flight over Iowa last weekend. Was 44 degrees on the ground, 50 degrees at …

2020-01-25: “It’s ironic that stillness is rare and fleeting in our busy lives, because the world creates an …

2020-01-25: Saw “Paw Patrol Live” this week. It was riveting and well-produced, said my 5 year-old.

2020-01-22: Home with a sick kiddo today. I’m pretty good at this “dad stuff,” but cleaning up …

2020-01-19: Have an interesting project underway here. More to come, with step-by-step instructions if I find …

2020-01-12: iMac SSD and RAM upgrade! Success. 🖥

2020-01-12: Ice from January 10. 🥶

2020-01-12: One of my favorite TV shows is “CBS Sunday Morning.” It’s always full of interesting stories and …

2020-01-11: Today’s snow forecast was a bit of a bust, it seems. Only about 1.9” total in my …

2020-01-09: Reference my previous post about Iowa weather in January. Looks like we’re in for some snow …

2020-01-01: Lately, January is when the bottom falls out here in Iowa. We have fairly moderate November/December …

2019-12-31: Happy New Year, all. I’m looking forward to a big 2020 with lots of flying, achieving some …

2019-12-29: First Impressions: Disney World, Orlando, Florida We just returned from a six-day stay at the “most magical place on Earth.” Nope, not …

2019-12-28: I don’t know why I haven’t used it more, but the 1800wxbrief website is really great. …

2019-12-27: Quick flight to C27 (Manchester, Iowa) for lunch today. A bit chilly, but as smooth as sitting in …

2019-12-25: The full airplane Christmas tree. 🎅 The End. :)

2019-12-24: Merry Christmas, all. We just landed after a week of vacation, and now headed home for Christmas …

2019-12-23: “The most magical flight on Earth.” (They say.)

2019-12-16: Day 11 — Monocoupe! 🎄

2019-12-16: Woodworking I really enjoy woodworking, but don’t do it nearly enough. Well, actually, “never” …

2019-12-16: Pull my aviation geek card if you must, but Top Gun has never mattered to me. Now, Iron Eagle? …

2019-12-15: Our five year-old daydreams occassionally. Today we noticed him doing just that, and asked, …

2019-12-15: Day 10 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 And yes, it plays the theme from Up.

2019-12-14: Some quiet Christmas music playing on the HomePod this morning. Three days in, and I’m really …

2019-12-13: No introduction needed for this aviation Christmas ornament. 🎄

2019-12-13: My apologies to anyone (all 4 of you? Ha!) following my “Aviation Christmas Ornament …

2019-12-11: Finally got on the HomePod bus yesterday with a good price for the holidays. Who has tips/tricks for …

2019-12-09: Old Aircraft, New Toys When Piper Aircraft built our Pacer back in 1950, do you think they could fathom that it would be …

2019-12-09: Day 8 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 This is the first in the series, and new to …

2019-12-08: Cloudy and grey today anyway, so black and white made sense for today’s post-flight photo.

2019-12-08: Day 7 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 The always-popular Cessna 310.

2019-12-07: Day 6 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 A new addition this year! The Gee Bee R-1 …

2019-12-06: White trees aren’t usually my thing, but this one is growing on me. 🎄

2019-12-04: Day 5 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 This one needs no introduction: The Cessna …

2019-12-03: Recently rediscovered our local library, which is very nice. Also an app called “Hoopla.” Audio …

2019-12-02: Day 4 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 Spartan Model 7-W Executive.

2019-12-02: Nobody likes landing fees, or, in this case, takeoff fees, but $7.00 seems reasonable. There was …

2019-12-01: Public vs. Private Weather Forecasts “Governments are still going to be focused on protecting lives and property,” said ClimaCell’s …

2019-12-01: Day 3 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 This Ercoupe ornament is part of the “Sky’s …

2019-11-30: Need to read more books in 2020. I enjoy history, business, and self-help (minimalism, life hacks, …

2019-11-30: Day 2 of my “2019 Aviation Ornament in Review” series. 🎄 Today’s ornament comes straight from …

2019-11-29: 🎶 Dashing through the rain, in a one horse open canoe… 🎶

2019-11-29: Time for my “Aviation Christmas Ornament In Review” — 2019 edition. 🎄 First up: A 1930s-era …

2019-11-27: Apple’s holiday ads are always my favorite. This year’s (“The Surprise”) is …

2019-11-27: Went and saw Frozen II today with the family. A rare day for us all to be off together. Initial …

2019-11-26: 500 Young Eagles! Miles said he got his pilot’s license about 20 years ago, and within two years of flying, he …

2019-11-24: Another Iowa fall day from 2,000’ MSL.

2019-11-24: Today’s Helpful Hint: If you have kids, lock the bathroom door. You’ll thank me for a variety of …

2019-11-22: And this is what I look like after a week’s worth of training. Note: I guess it’s not drastically …

2019-11-21: Moving Away From Social Media Over the last several months, I’ve really tried to figure out what social media brings me …

2019-11-19: That morning before you start a three-day corporate training event.

2019-11-17: Test post from iOS! Beautiful day flying a week ago.

2019-11-17: The Real Reason Aviation is Struggling to Attract Newcomers It’s a call-to-action the aviation community has been repeating to itself for years now: We must …

2019-11-17: 37 degrees and cloudy today. Snow on the ground, but melting. The week ahead looks …

2019-11-11: Hello world! This is my first post from Micro.blog. Pretty darn neat. Stay tuned.