Thursday, February 17, 2011

ATTENTION: This just in!

It's official, we're moving to Texas! Happy birthday to me :)

We went to Lane's selection this morning and he got news that he will be training to fly the C-130 in Corpus Christi. That was the good news. The bad news (not bad, just slightly more stressful) is that we're moving at the end of the month. In case you're not hearing me right, that's about 10-12 days from now! That's also about 10-12 hours from here!

While we were at Lane's selection we were also able to see his onwing and have Lane's tie cutting. The tradition of the tie cutting ceremony is actually pretty neat. The instructor used to sit behind the student (they still do this) who wore a red scarf while flying. To get the student's attention, the instructor used to yank on the scarf. After flying the solo flight, the instructor and student would have a symbolic ceremony to celebrate and the instructor would cut the scarf of the student. The length of the scarf that remained was determined by the instructor based on the student's performance before and during the solo flight. If the scarf was cut short, the instructor was saying that he had faith in the student and no longer felt the need to have something to tug on to get the student's attention. If the scarf was cut with a lot of slack remaining, the instructor was saying that he felt like the student basically still needed to be reigned in every now and then.

So for now we have to reschedule Eden's birthday party, host Eden's party, find a house in Texas, schedule moving, drive to TX, unpack, and live. Well, I guess that's the long and short of it anyways and I'll try to stay as updated as possible, and I promise to continue taking pictures!

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