This year our school sent out an email in March regarding the availability of Microgrants for items teachers may need. The microgrants are worth up to $200. We were promised a 1-2 week turnaround for requests, so I immediately applied. Unfortunately, I did not hear back for some time. And even when I did, it was unclear when the funds would be provided to us. To make a long, boring story short, I finally received the funds and was able to order new soldering stations for our students. A 1-2 week turnaround became about 3 months, annoying, but I am happy it all worked out. A few photos of a student using the new soldering stations.
Still some more cleaning in the shop today. A lot of students are not coming to school, so we are not that busy, plus the day is over at noon. There are a few end of the year meetings, but other than that we are really close to the end.
No work today in order to recognize the Juneteenth holiday. I realized at the last moment that I had scheduled the OHNC meeting for today, so quickly sent out messages that it is moved to tomorrow. I spent a good portion of the day doing yard work. It’s been a while since I’ve cleaned up the front and back yards, so this was a well overdue task. We decided to be a bit looser with the yard plant life this summer, and it looks nice and green at the moment. We’ll see how that progresses as the summer wears on. The garbage trucks did not pick up some shelving we had put out the other day, so we have left it out there with a sign saying ‘missed pickup’. Hopefully, nobody calls the city to give us a ticket. Made plans to pick up our new Frenchie on July 3rd. I’ll fly out and stay the night, then come back on the 4th. It was really the only way to make it happen. Excited to meet the little guy.
After working out this morning, Ash and I went into the city. We were a bit hungry and stopped at the HubHall in the Boston Garden for some food. This type of venue is rather popular now in Boston, I know of at least 3 or 4 throughout the city. Basically, they are food courts that feature local restaurants and pubs. We decided on a ramen place called Momosan. I had a spicy ramen dish that was quite good, and Ash had some dumplings. I would definitely go back. We walked to the Antique market but did not find anything we needed, so we headed back into Boston. We stopped at the Pine Bar in the Boston Public Market for a drink. Both bartenders were from Eastie, and one lived in Orient Heights. The Public Market has needed a bar for a while, so its nice to finally have a place for a drink in there.
This morning I drove to Marshfield for the annual plane washing for the South Shore Flying Club. It’s always nice to meet the other pilots and clean our airplanes. I spent all my time with 4CA. After a wash and wax the airplane really looks great, and I bet we picked up a few knots airspeed! Here are a few photos from the day.