Yesterday I was running some errands and while I was putting things in the back seat of my truck, I saw my flight bag that I keep in there. I caught a glimpse of my log book, the gold lettering on black. That brought back all the thoughts about my flight lessons and how exciting flying is and was, and I can't help but dream of getting up there again. Unfortunately, reality is holding me back. I have to make sure that I can afford to fly without hurting the family's budget, that won't happen until at least August.
I had the day off yesterday and took care of a lot of little things, a dentist appointment, and some more work in the back yard. The wife and I came up with a landscaping plan that won't be too expensive (we think about $1500) for the entire back yard, so we are working towards that. It is taking a long time to get there, but once we complete all of the basic landscaping, I will be in a better position to fly.
Despite going off the reservation a little with the dinner last night, I am back down to 255. I am going to go running today and start training in earnest for the half marathon in November. Perhaps I am a little foolish, but time will tell. For now, it is exciting to even think about being able to finish a half marathon.