Today is my first day back....and I am at home. I'm inactive.
I was on FMLA during my grace month for training and am thus no longer qualified to fly. I am currently waiting for a training date. I literally live 5 minutes from the training center. I naively thought everything would go smoothly and I would have a training date quickly. Not.
While on 2 months leave I raised my daughter, traveled a bit (went to the LA Autoshow, visited friends and family, had a good time), bought my wife a new car (she has a 2010 Prius while I have her 2004 Prius) and relaxed.
Yesterday I stopped by the airport to pick up updates for my manuals. Wow I forgot how annoying it is to update manuals! I had 8 updates for my Jepp charts alone. I took a break after 4 hours of updating. I have another 2-3 left.
With that said I have one small rant.
This blog is as open as it can be and allow me to have a job. My email address is listed in the "about" section. I respond and approve all comments that have a valid email address attached. The commenters email isn't shown to anyone but me. It's just a way of knowing it's a real person and a way of contacting someone directly if they have a private question.
A few days ago someone left a comment without an email. It was a very negative comment. I will be happy to approve it if they simply attach a valid email. I spent years studying journalism while in college (I have a BA in Photojournalism which involved a lot of regular writing). Open and free discussion is highly encouraged hence having a commenting system. So to the person who left the very negative comment, simply resubmit with a valid email and I will approve it. Unedited as are all my comments.