John has a dream. He's had this dream for a long time. He wants airplane #2 and he wants to build it. With the hangar and home construction behind us it came time to start taking a serious look at that dream and how to make it happen. It's going to cost $$$ and now is certainly not the time to start cashing in investments. God smiled at us and the dream and handed us a golden ticket. Most of you know that we are both retired air traffic controllers. Many of you have also heard that there is a controller staffing crisis that has been building for years and the FAA is scrambling to replace the controllers that are retiring (and resigning) in droves. That's where the golden ticket comes in. Those new hires have to be trained and someone has to train them. Initial training occurs at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City and John has been hired as an instructor. He reports for duty on February 12th. We'll be leaving Mountain Dreams on Thursday with a few of our belongings to set up a temporary home in (hopefully) Yukon, Oklahoma. Our friends, Tony and Tonya (and Tony's brother, Perry), are already there doing the exact thing we are doing...stashing cash. They found a place in Yukon and we are hoping we can, too. We are looking forward to spending some quality time with them again. They moved away from Washington in 1992 and we've missed them! I'm also looking forward to spending some time with my RCS girlfriends...Dawn in Oklahoma City.....Char, Mickie, Tammy, and Joana in the Dallas area.....and Diane from California when she comes to see her Mom. Having friends there is going to make this a lot easier. We are so going to miss Montana and the Tobacco Valley! Maybe you're wondering if I'll be working as an instructor, too??? Don't think so...although it could cut our time in Oklahoma in half. I'm not ready to give up the free schedule and better health I've gained since I retired. I can spend my time scrapbooking, painting, hanging out with Tonya, reading, lounging at waterside, working on my photography. Oh yes, there'll be plenty to keep me busy!