Sunday, August 22, 2010

There was a story on the news tonight about an airplane crash about 25-30 miles from here. Star Trib reported “The pilot, 32, and his male passenger, 34, died when the craft went down in a marshy area of Wright County. Witnesses say they'd been doing aerial stunts.”

As soon as I heard a witness describe how they had been sitting on their porch watching the ‘free airshow’ it hit me, it was probably the same guy who was doing the acrobats over the refuge last summer. We stood out there for 20-30 min. watching him, and I wrote about it here,

Here’s a photo of his plane that they showed on the news,
And here’s a photo I took last year of the plane by our place,
Sure looks like the same plane.

The bad thing about it is his passenger was getting married Saturday.

I’ve been off on a old/new tangent, coring beads. I bought a coring machine a couple of years ago, but had a hard time getting them to turn out OK (caps on evenly, and not breaking the bead). I’ve decided I have this $200 machine sitting gathering dust, I really need to learn how to use it. So far out of 8 beads, I’ve only broken 2.

Here’s some of my successes: