Friday Bag o’ Slack

bob bagPoor Paul’s Thing. If I told you it only looks like I’ve been slacking, would you believe me? I know you won’t, but I’ll try to justify myself anyway.

I’m transitioning from the walking tour docent team at the Pima Air & Space Museum to the tram docent team. In my new role, I’ll be talking about approximately 100 outdoor display aircraft in an hour and ten minutes, so I have a lot to learn. I’ve been riding along on other tram docents’ tours, borrowing museum golf carts and doing my own solo dry runs, and writing up notes on all the airplanes I want to talk about, or might get asked questions about, notes which already run to twelve single-spaced pages … and I’m nowhere near done.

I’m headed down to the museum this morning to do another dry run, and I think I’ll be ready to certify next week. With luck, the tram team will bless me and the transition will be complete.

So I’ve been busy with that. I’ve had plenty of time to study at home; Donna’s away at a five-day sewing retreat, so it’s just me and the critters … Facebook aside, there are few distractions in my life these days.

I have just two walking tours left to do, both Wednesdays, June 24th and July 1st. No idea what my regular tram tour day will be; that’s to be determined. Once I’m on the tram, I hope friends will come to the museum to ride with me and listen to my spiel.

With that, it’s back to the books.

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