I got back from Kentucky last night. It’s nice to be back, though coming back to the office after four days on the road wasn’t as smooth as I had hoped it would be. Most office folks welcomed me back, but I got a few abrasive “where’s this!” and “how come this isn’t done!” It’s disheartening.
The plane ride was mini. I was on a Beech 1900 for half of the ride back. There were 6 passengers and everyone had both an aisle and a window seat. It was also extremely loud and turbulent. BUT, the pilot left the door to the flight deck open, so I got to watch them line the airplane up with the runway during landing.
The co-pilot was the steward.
They had to check the door seal with a flashlite to make sure it was closed.
And the girl sitting diagonally in front of me was playing Tetris on the new game boy. I was jealous. Tetris rocks. I passed the time by trying to beat box, trying to figure out how many U.S. states begin with vowels, and trying to count how many letters of the alphabet are not represented in the spellings of the U.S. states. It was a productive flight.
It’s good to be back in New England.