Monday, November 8, 2010

Cold Morning / Hot Date Night

I think it's time to write this weekend's race off as a big "?"

This was the 8th year of the race so the turnout was decent, but the first time at this venue with a totally new course. Two days later and there are still no results posted. I guess they couldn't make sense of what happened either.

This "cold" that I've heard so many of you speak about finally reached Atlanta this weekend. Nothing like waking up early on a Saturday morning to freeze your tookus off. I feel better knowing the food pantry that benefited from this race will have the money to help more people this holiday season.



Saturday turned around for us though. The ladies were treated to an impromptu dinner date later that night.

Now we don't have to live in Atlanta, but we choose to so we can spend more time together as a family.

Deciding where to live is a difficult choice for pilot families...stay where your roots are or follow your pilot? This it what works for us.

Instead of leaving a half day before a trip starts (or in some cases even the entire day before), Mr. Blondie leaves 45 minutes before he's scheduled to duty in. Living in base also allows us to steal these extra moments together.


M had a 3 hour wait before his last trip of the day, so we met him for dinner at the airport. It's times like these that make the move it worth it.


4 comments:

  1. Definitely sounds like your arrangement works well for you all. Family time is very important and I'm sure Mr. Blondie loves getting in all the time he can with you and the little one.

    As for the race, sounds like the timing company or whoever did the timing had a major issue. Race director nightmare, eeks! I freak out when I have a few mistakes overall with my race results, but I'd got nuts with no results at all. Hopefully folks are understanding I know people can be a bit snippy.... I got complaints for not having a start mat. Folks are never satisfied!

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  2. I agree, it's a really hard decision whether to live at base or not. My hubby's base has changed so much in the past 5 years, I think it's better that we haven't moved to be where he is at this point. If things ever get more stable and/or kids are factored in, maybe we'll change that and want to live where he's based. You're right, we do lose time together with him commuting for sure...

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  3. We're struggling with the "to commute or not to commute" question. I'd love to move closer to my friends & family in Michigan (where I'm from)... but it would make for a commuting nightmare for my husband. It's a waiting game now, because we're hoping he gets hired somewhere new in the next few months. Fingers crossed!

    I love that you and your daughter got to meet up with M at the airport! What a fun thing. Makes me definitely think a lot about the perks to living where base is, but then I guess it also depends on the base. ;)

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  4. We're struggling with the "to commute or not to commute" question. I'd love to move closer to my friends & family in Michigan (where I'm from)... but it would make for a commuting nightmare for my husband. It's a waiting game now, because we're hoping he gets hired somewhere new in the next few months. Fingers crossed!

    I love that you and your daughter got to meet up with M at the airport! What a fun thing. Makes me definitely think a lot about the perks to living where base is, but then I guess it also depends on the base. ;)

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