|Photo by Rob S. Actually, that's Rob flying!|
Rob pulled his truck up to the hangar, then exited and unlocked the single door. As he stepped inside I heard the hangar door latch spring open, a very familiar sound. I could see myself flowing through the exact routine. The door started to squeak as it road the metal rails to expose the planeless void.
Nothing but a car and a truck, it was depressing. I exited the truck and used my walker to slowly make my way to my directors chair that Rob had repositioned inside the hangar.
There I sat, listening to all the airport sounds, my heart breaking. Rob was very kind, giving me some time as he puttered about with disconnecting the chargers and driving the vehicles.
I gathered my thoughts and texted Mary, still at home.
It feels weird being here at the airport. Rob is driving the Benz...it all feels strange.
Mary texted back....It's great Rob is getting you out for awhile. Are you ok?
I responded; I'm ok, it just breaks my heart. life moves forward and I'm happy to be alive.
My Bride is the best, she then texted she was worried about me going to the airport but reminded me we have new adventures ahead of us. I love her!
Rob returned finishing up and backing both the car and truck in, setting up the chargers once again. With the vehicles exercised we loaded up for home.
It indeed felt strange, no pat on the cowl to acknowledge a good flight, no last look at the beacon to confirm the master is off. Instead, the sound of the door latch securing the hangar door and closing of the single door. All while I sat in the truck......but life moves forward and I'm happy to be here.