Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why do I sit on Reserve?

I've been sitting here at my Crashpad for the past few days "Not Flying",,, The 1st day of NotFlying is usually fun, You catch up on Facebook or Twitter, Maybe even some Emails,,,
Today I'm on day 3/I have 2 more days to go... Followed by 48 hours off..Then another 5 days on... As of right now, I have 12 Hours & 10 Minutes of Flight Time for the 16th of December, That is normally unheard of, So I SIT,,, I had a NonFlying Friend of mine ask..."Why bother, Why do you do this?",,
TWO Words: "Flight Benefits"
The wall you see here is actually called the Piazza dei Miracoli. On the other side of Piazza dei Miracoli is
Torre Pendente di Pisa

Or Better known as: The Leaning Tower of Pisa....
Of course I had to do the preverbal "Holding up the Tower Pic" to bad the
BetterHalf cut off the top
The Tower of Pisa was a work of art, performed in three stages over a period of about 177 years. Construction of the first floor of the white marble campanile began on August 9, 1173.
The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the third floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-meter foundation, set in weak, unstable soil, a design that was flawed from the beginning. Construction was subsequently halted for almost a century. This allowed time for the underlying soil to settle. Otherwise, the tower would almost certainly have toppled. In 1198, clocks were temporarily installed on the third floor of the unfinished construction.
In 1272, construction resumed, In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. This made the tower begin to lean in the other direction. Because of this, the tower is actually curved. The seventh floor was completed in 1319. The bell-chamber was not finally added until 1372. There are seven bells, one for each note of the musical major scale. The largest one was installed in 1655.
I believe this is the Best Family Portrait ,,,Ever!!!

This is why, I fly,,,, This is why I sit Reserve. . This is why I love my Job!!


The Friendly Skies said...

Girl, I hear ya!!!

I am on a trip right now following vacation... where I flew to Australia. I am exhausted and have worked back to back 12+ hr days and now I have a sore throat and a fever... but I got to go to Australia. Freaking awesome!!!

2 words... FLight Benefits.
Enjoy sitting!!!

UpUpnAAway said...

Love Love Love my Flight Bennies!!!!!...

I hope you are feeling better soon, Nothing like working and not feeling 100%...

I'm not fussin, Really I'm not,....
I am guessing they are just saving us for Christmas!!

Let me know next time, I'll go to Australia with ya!!

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