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Monday, November 07, 2005

An Airplane of My Very Own

Well, for the last few weeks since Clay's been finished with phase I of flight training, and waiting to start Phase II, he's been occupying some of his time (way too much time, if you ask Laura) to building a radio controlled airplane from scratch. It was a particular challenge because it wasn't a kit, and there was no manual or instructions on how to build it,not even any patterns to follow, but it was a alot of fun shaping all of the pieces from plywood and balsa and slowly putting it all together. Clay hasn't taken it to the skies, still just taxiing it around on the ground, and he'll probably work up (slowly) to the point of actually taking it off. Hopefully the construction is sound enough that it will fly, He'd hate to see it crash and burn right after he finished building it.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Military Appreciation Day

Friday, 4 Nov was military appretiation day up at Whiting Field, so we trucked up to see what was going on. There was some good food, some nice raffle prizes (which we didn't win), basketball, softball, and bowling tournaments, and this nice big green bubbley slide, among other things. CJ was thoroughly amused with it, and he probably would have been even more amused with it had mommy let daddy let CJ go down it by himself (ok, so maybe it wasn't such a good idea!). We also ate lunch with Derek and Alisson Neal, and then played a game of horseshoes with Eric and Tina Balls. All in all it was a good day.