And I’m alone again

The guy who wanted a ride from Muskegon to Oshkosh has changed his mind. Probably. He’s still looking for a ride home on Tuesday, possibly by bus, but unless he calls me sometime tonight or tomorrow while I’m on-route to Muskegon, I’m going to be alone.

Time to study that NOTAM one more time, I guess.

It just fucking figures!

I worked my ass off today trying to get these two bugs fixed before I left. I ended up coming out 12 hours after I got to work. I tried to put my key in the lock, and somebody had punched it out. A quick glance inside my car confirmed my worst fears: they’ve cleaned it out. Well, mostly. I suppose I should be thankful that they didn’t steal my PFD and kayak paddle. But the following items are gone:

  • Pioneer AirWave XM Radio
  • Garmin GPSMAP 296 (with car kit)
  • Sportys leather flight bag
  • Sportys SP-200 NAV/COMM Transceiver
  • Quiet Technologies Halo headset
  • Dave Clark DC10-13.4 with Headsets Inc ANR kit
  • Pilot Avionics PA11-40 Headset
  • 2 Flightcomm 4DLX Headsets
  • Foggles
  • Penguin LED flashlight
  • 2 flashlights
  • all my local charts
  • my log book

There’s probably a bunch more things that I haven’t remembered yet. I haven’t even looked at my trunk yet to see if they got into that.

On the plus side, I finished a log book not too long ago, and I keep a duplicate entry in a program on my PDA, so other than my most recent BFR and IPC endorsements, I haven’t lost much there. It doesn’t look like anything irreplaceable. And I will be going to Oshkosh, which is probably a pretty darn good place to go with a shopping list and the knowledge that an insurance claim will pay for some of it. I just need to make sure I have a headset for the trip out.

I feel bad about the leather flight bag – Vicki was so upset when it didn’t come for Christmas. I think it came about 6 months later. Evidently Sportys waits until they get an order, and then they inseminate a cow, and wait for the calf to be big enough.

Just remembered a few more items:

  • Zulu knee board
  • ASA knee board
  • This “Flight Crew Checklists” binder thingy that I’ve been looking for another one forever
  • Checklists for Archer, Dakota and Lance

Update 2:
I just remembered something else that was in my car: my Duluth Trading messenger bag. I don’t remember everything that was in it, but I’m pretty sure my Canadian passport was. Good thing it’s expired. My British passport might have been in there as well, but it expired years and years ago.