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Old 06-02-2023, 06:26 AM
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Default This thing called life

Temperatures hit 85-90 in the Twin Cities this week. Yahtzee! I've put off canopy/window work since late last fall and I was at the point where nothing else could proceed. So we drilled the rear window and I've been prepping it up with standing etc the last day or so.

I'd hoped this summer would allow me to get the canopy done and have first engine start, but, alas, other plans have surfaced.
My older sister (70) has leukemia and is getting a bone marrow transplant at Dana Farber in Boston. So I'll be moving back to Massachusetts for three months to take care of her.

The plane will just have to wait until next summer.

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Old 06-02-2023, 08:03 AM
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I wish your sister the best and I hope she gets well soon.
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Old 06-02-2023, 08:08 AM
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Good for you Bob. Take good care of her. The airplane can wait.
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Old 06-02-2023, 10:29 AM
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Family first. Surprisingly a lot do not step up. I know from personal experience.
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Old 06-02-2023, 11:06 AM
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Default Taking care of what matters....

Originally Posted by Tommy123 View Post
Family first. Surprisingly a lot do not step up. I know from personal experience.
Yep! Exactly! Family comes first! The airplane will be there when you get back. Then you can give your healed Sister a ride! Sending healing energy!
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Old 06-02-2023, 12:42 PM
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Best wishes.. the plane will wait.
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Old 06-02-2023, 02:07 PM
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Iím in the same boat. So close to finishing I can taste it. But I have been taking care of my 95 year old mom for last 3 months. She fell and broke her hip and pelvis. Hope she gets stronger soon. But the plane can wait itís turn.

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Old 06-03-2023, 05:31 AM
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Hi Bob,
I'm based at KPYM, just south of Boston. I'll send you a PM with my contact information. I would welcome the opportunity to meet up. We can hangar fly or maybe even do the real thing.
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Old 06-04-2023, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy123 View Post
Family first. Surprisingly a lot do not step up. I know from personal experience.
It can be more than just not "stepping up". Sometimes families grow apart for other reasons. I'm envious of such a close relationship between siblings. Good on you Bob!

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Old 06-05-2023, 07:40 AM
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Best to your sister - you are a good man, but we knew this long before this latest chapter........

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