Year: 2007

A pair of pyrs

I never could go very long without dogs around the house. I adopted a pair of Great Pyrenees (mixes) from the Florida Great Pyrenees Club. The club rescues dozens of dogs every year from kill shelters throughout the south eastern US and is always in need of foster homes or permanent homes for abandoned pyrs. If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a big dog or even just making a donation, visit

The club often has puppies, family dogs, or working (herding) dogs available.

Job Change

Looks like a job change is coming after the new year. It was a hard decision to make, but I am looking forward to the change and the exciting opportunities that will come with it. Details after the new year.


The big move started today. There’s still some remodeling to be completed over the next two months, but the majority of items are moving in this weekend, and the final items next weekend. Whee! I have a house, a pool, an acre of land, and my own mad scientist lab. I wish I could share it with my dogs, though. They both died jst before closing and never got to see the yard we bought for them:(

Bye-Bye Grob, Hello DG-300

Well, it was painful but I sold my G-102 to a fellow pilot in Clermont, and upgraded to a new DG-300 Elan. I’ve made some upgrades (all new Cambridge Avionics), and have a few more in mind (gear warning indicator, winglets, and maybe more depending on the budget. I’ve got my eye on setting some altitude, distance, and speed records for Florida this spring.

Just like my Grob, I could not find a DG-300 polar for WinPilot, so i made my own. Feel free to download the polar here: DG-300.plr. This is not an official polar, use at your own risk (i.e. don’t blame me if you fly into a mountain or land out in a swamp.)

More about the DG-300 Elan at
I’ve got to get myself a scale model of it from here.

Too bad my landing sucked ’cause I’m so exhausted… and hard to feel the joy I should have when Sixouie and Leo are gone.

Kind of Quiet

Things will be kind of quiet for awhile. I lost my best friends: Leo, one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever had Siouxie, one of the most loyal good-hearted dogs ever.

Don’t you hate it when you walk into a room and say a friend’s name, and then realize they are not around to hear it ever again? :( The house is so emtpy I can hardly stand it. I want my friends back.