Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The sun is brutal on the way to school every morning. I enjoy the mornings when it is cloudy. Violet complains so much about the sun being in her eyes. This is Violet this morning, she said, "the sun is kissing Violey".
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Chris and I have been spending more time working on our own artwork. It's been so hot out anyway that we enjoy hanging out in the basement. I've got 5 shows coming up, Stuffed Mag, and let's not forget Halloween and new fall clothes for Violet.
Chris is always moving forward on Chickenhare. Book three on line is up to pg 45.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Whiteman Airforce Base
One of our neighbors works at Whiteman Airforce base and got us onto the base to see the B2-bomber up close. So close we got to get in the cockpit. Many people don't get that opportunity. In fact they are getting ready to rework the interiors of these planes and no outside people will be allowed in them.
It took two weeks to get clearance for all of us . Background checks were needed before we could go. We also needed two forms of ID before seeing the plane.
Security is very tight into the area where the planes are held. Lots of barbed wire, monitored fences and signs that say deadly force may be used. We got clearance to take photos but I was still nervous about taking pics. Last thing I wanted was to have my camera confiscated.
The base holds about 20 planes. Each has their own hanger.
I was able to invite John and Izzy along.
Pictures of the cockpit were not allowed. The space inside the plane is very small. Only enough room for 2 people. We were told that they will hold 24hr missions in the air. This requires fueling in mid air. I can't imagine sitting in that small space for that long.