Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus

Saturday

I got up, got ready, went out, and was out of my building's parking lot, before I noticed that I was in my rattly old jeep instead of in my new forster.

D'oh!

Anyway, after that got cleared up...

Drove down to Kapowsin. It was a great, perfect day for jumping. But I didn't get to. The army guys were there doing make-up work, and my AFF instructor was committed. We tried a few times to slot me in, but no go. So I decided to return tomorrow morning, and get one (or more, maybe) in in the morning, before the First Jump students take to the air that afternoon.

Learned why the Army was having a private sport DZ train solders to skydive. The Army wants to make a LOT more paratroopers, and have maxed out their own instructors. So they are contracting out and hiring all the spare civilian AFF instruction time available in the US. The DZs know that this is not a long term income source, but they are more than willing to take the money and give the training now.

Found the Kirkland FredMeyer, and did some shopping for next week's camping trip, and then went in to CapHill to buy some supplies at Babeland. Met up with jezel and had dinner.

My nose is starting to run. If I'm sick in the morning, I'm going to be pissed.
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