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Old 08-09-2015, 04:58 PM
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And yesterday I got notice that my medical is good to go....So I did. Felt like my first solo. Aurora even remembered how to land, so proud of us both.

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Old 08-10-2015, 07:04 AM
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It's GREAT to see you and Aurora back in the air, Brian! Love those pictures... wow. Your place is fabulous!
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:36 AM
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Good news Brian. Have fun!
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:10 AM
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September update...still not much progress. I broke my hand working on the hangar. Finally started flying last week a little. Cast and all. But construction work is slow.

Finally got Aurora back to the new digs. Beauty fall day for flying


She fits nicely...even of the sheet metal isn't on yet and the place is full of construction ****


Got down to 28*F so we fired up the Tulikivi stove. Is was hot so baked some salmon and sweet potatoes.


Insulated the hangar apartment on Saturday. Today Kris and I hung 23 sheets of Sheetrock.


She had to work tomorrow, so drove 4.5 hrs home. I got stuck finishing the rock work. My bonus is 1 hr flight home

Life is good.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:46 AM
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coming along nicely, Aurora looks right at home! just like RV construction, never pays to get in a hurry.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:47 AM
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Default 23 Sheets!

WOW that is 1200 screws/nails! Even if they are 8 footers, which is not likely.

You guys were really working hard - now the mudding! or skim coating or plaster, but that is another story.

I like the idea of a glass hangar door, at least that is what it looked like at first.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:57 PM
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end of October update. No flying pics this time, too busy hauling supplies and tools.

oh how i love prepping drywall ceilings. didn't finish...


...We had to scramble to get the log package stained, sealed and chinked before the winter really got here. Had great young crew helping and we got it done in 1week finishing today.

Rear entry view


other side in the setting sun


front cell pic in the bad light


Still have long way to go inside....but just like building a RV.
One rivet at a time. Life is good.



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Old 12-26-2015, 10:23 PM
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We've been very busy trying to get the apartment in the hangar done and seal the interior of the loghome. Always seem to need the truck for hauling supplies and stuff, so my flying has been limited. <30hrs this year.
But by late spring we should be pretty much done with the home.
The landscaping and finishing the hangar will come later.

View of the house from out by the runway


Looking at the house from the hangar


Finally got the hangar door sheeted and working properly


Studio apt in the hangar. Kitchen is done since this picture was taken. Still need to decorate and hem some curtains....Ill let Kris do that so it gets done properly.



back in Townsend (8U8)...I did manage to squeeze in a Christmas Eve flight to knock off some rust.



Merry Christmas Everybody
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:08 AM
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You guys should be very proud, everything looks great. Looking forward to more winter pics.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:14 AM
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Looks great Brian. I hope to make it it to Johnsons Creek this summer and would love to stop in as many places as possible. Maybe yours?
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