First, I'm fine. Looking back at my log book, there were two more trips between DC and Connecticut in November of 2013, then two in December and three in January. Apart from January being really cold, nothing about any of these provided grist for the blog-mill.
N631S and I have not flown at all since 30 January. This is probably the longest stand-down we've had since the airplane came into the family nearly ten years ago. It's been a combination of some time away on vacation, a run of really poor weather here in the East, and a pretty major change in my "commuting" schedule. I've recently gone from making the trip to Connecticut nearly every week, to needing to go up there about once every three weeks.
I have been reasonably diligent in keeping up with the brief "100 years ago..." posts that show up every (I hope) day in the sidebar and under the tab at the top of the page. I find them quite interesting, and hope you do as well.
My business-related commuting schedule for the coming months is hard to predict at this point. It's unlikely to return to its past intensity, and may well taper off even further. I've gotten used to flying 150+/- hours a year for the past five years, and enjoyed the proficiency and comfort level that has allowed. Now, I've begun to wonder if a greatly reduced flying schedule is compatible with keeping N631S in the family. The 182 is a serious traveling machine and instrument platform that is probably overkill for a greatly reduced scope of mission. I'll be considering this a lot over the next couple of months.
I'll keep y'all in the loop.