Wow! (posted by Lani)
I have to start this out by saying that your Father's Day post made me all misty-eyed, Annie. It was all so very true, and so very heartfelt, and I know that it really touched Dad because he even mentioned it to me. Well done, sister dear!
I'm sorry ya'll didn't get to see the turtles, but it sounds as though your Florida trip was a good one anyway. You didn't say, though, did Don buy a kit for the non-compliant-with-Federal-safety-regulations plane? It looks so tiny, but apparently it's got more than just a pilot's seat -- does it actually have 4 seats in it? I want a ride when he's done building it! And love love love that picture of the live oak with all the Spanish moss, too; I've stolen it and it'll go in the desktop rotation for me too. Looks like home, doesn't it?
As for the title of my post -- a couple of posts ago I showed you what a reserve schedule looks like. Well, yesterday I got the results of my July bidding, and SURPRISE!! I got a line! I know this means nothing to you but trust me, it's a big big deal for an airline crew member. Instead of living with my cellphone by my side, never knowing when or where I'm going, for at least the month of July I have an actual schedule. Being a lineholder is like hitting the jackpot, particularly since I'm so junior and Norfolk is such a senior base for us. I don't know how I got this lucky, and odds are very against me getting this lucky again anytime soon (it normally takes upwards of a year to get a line here), but I'm not asking any questions -- I'm just celebrating.
SO! Here's what my July schedule looks like. This is a fabulous schedule for me; yes, it's late nights (boo!) but the days are easy, My longest scheduled day is only just over 11 hours, and yes that IS easy, trust me, and I have several flat-out lazy days -- plus I have NO days with more than 4 legs (yay!). Steve should even like this line since I have 15 days off (no weekends, but since he works from home most days anyway that isn't as big a deal as it might be otherwise). I'm a happy camper.
I'd also like to point out that on Friday July 20th I'm going to arrive in Milwaukee at roughly 9pm, and I'll be there until Saturday at roughly 3pm ... you wouldn't happen to be planning to be in town then, would you? And feel like popping up to Milwaukee to say hi to your sister? Because, you know, I'd try to work you into my busy schedule if so.
And since I haven't posted a picture in a little bit, here are some flowers for you; a quick shot of the front yard, and some of my favorite flowers. These are just a few of the daylilies Steve's parents sent us; aren't they gorgeous? I have probably 15 varieties, all of which are either in bloom or in bud right now. I do love my daylilies.