12 February 2009

Update and Ramble.

Two days ago I was deemed medically fit to Fly an airplane.

As of today I have

IX "..Been Found To Be Properly Qualified To Exercise The Privelege Of... [sub.sec.] II PRIVATE PILOT

Essentially I was deemed healthy enough and qualified to walk on to any municipal airport in the United States of Ameirca and... rent any available aircraft I am qualified to Fly.

Next Step... B.F.R.

Over...

ONWARD

So My trip to the future Swan Lake of the Ozarks is fast approaching. Too fast. Ol' Molly still needs a front-end aligning (mayhap after 250.00 for tire rod repairs??? Mechanics, Help Prease What Dis Is?. Am I bein' schnookered?)
A LOT of auto work needs take place 'twitx now and then...

And I still canna find a State road map of Missouri.
Yes, i can see it fine on computer screen.

I wanna ROAD MAP. With parks, and airports, and Wildlife Reserve/Management Areas... And local and State-maintained roads...

If it tongue-ties half of Texas County, by me gods...

Good day and good week thus far. Behind on poetry writing, but when is one ever "ahead" there... Kinda like defining 'extra' beer. WHUH??

Rambling, as promised. Oh, hey-- if anyone wants a cool Irish Newsletter site, there it is...
They got good National News plus lots of shopping/genealogical/varied other info... Chekk them out.
NO, I AM NOT A PAID ADVERTISER FOR SAID (though i ain't saying there's anything wrong there...). I SIMPLY LOVE THE CELTIC VOICE ECHOING THROUGH MY EURO-MUTT SOUL, OFFERING SOME DISTINCTION...

Slainte!

Cygnus

12 comments:

Catman said...

http://store.randmcnally.com/product/road+atlases/state+%26+specialty+atlases/delorme+atlas+%26+gazetteer-+missouri.do?search=basic&keyword=missouri&sortby=bestSellers&page=1

Check this out. You can usually find these at Borders or Barnes And Noble bookstores. I'm not sure if you have stores that cater to travelers where you are, but you may want to try those too.

Whip out your phone book and give these places a call, and save your driving and tie-rod!

Tie rod. How much is labor, and how much is the part, and does it include the alignment (front end or 4 wheel alignment)?

Beth said...

Didn't know you were having more car trouble. Never ends, does it?
I can (and will) get you a good map of Missouri.

Bustednuckles said...

Late to the party but they should have included the alignment in the cost of the repair.
WTF?
Yer gonna change front end parts that are crucial to the alignment and then charge me extra?
Umm, no.

Fix it right, boys.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Catman- the tie rod was front end plus alignment; didn't ask how much was labor... I goofed there. I was @ Sears (whom i consider a rip-off, automotive-wise, so I may be prejudiced) and wanted to use a gift card towards alignment. Had no clue some primate-tossed Craftsman would ask another175 bones over what i was prepared to caugh up...

I'll ck the link for the map, my feline-loving friend...

:)

C.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Thanks, Busted...

I'll clarify, my error or theirs.
When I know.

C.

Stephanie in AR said...

MO will send you a free map if you sign up for their vacation planner. In the past I did just to know what there was to see & do that was free. At the old homeplace we where 7 miles from stateline and here we are about 20 so it was worth the effort. If you give them an email address then every so often they will send a 'letter' with vation offers. Here is the address: http://www.visitmo.com/home/missouri-maps.aspx

Phelan said...

Have you checked a gas station for a map? That's where we buy them. ~shrug~ Congrats on being healthy.

Ashley said...

How much does it cost to rent a plane? I love flying. Hey, maybe we could fly to Missouri to check things out!

Hugs,
Ashley

HermitJim said...

So does this mean you can legally get high...? Didn't know you had to have a checkup for that!

Hey, you and Ashley could go down, rent a plane, fly to Missouri and check things out long before I could drive there!

Just a thought!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hey Stephanie, Thanks. Will do that. That's how I rcvd me Arkansas map... :D

Phelan-- and I even work by the HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL-- a million truck stops... mostly Tx. Maps...

I'll give the touristas a try. Aside from buying one online. May be quicker, the latter...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Ashley-- yes, but then we'd be on foot from the airport.

I could hike in.

???

Cygnus

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Sure, Hermit; 'S why they call it a TEST-- you gotta get checked up and pass an EXAM to get high like this ol' bird can...

So Study Hard!!!

LOL!!!

C.