This was the picture that greeted me as I woke up this morning:
Are you ready for 15 inches of snow, up here in Enchanted Hills? Across town, they recorded over 20 inches.
I'm happy I was able to witness a real, live snowstorm in New Mexico, before I head back to Dallas. The storm will delay my trip back by at least a day, now set for Monday... which means I won't be able to spend New Years Eve with my friends Monk and Quinn, for the first time in FOUR YEARS. On the flip side... another day to spend with family, yay.
It's been a good trip. I've spent a lot of time with my folks -- although much of it has been spent with me typing on the computer, finishing up End-Of-Year preparations for Aero-News. I was also able to secure a tour of Eclipse Aviation's facilities around the Sunport. I took Mom with me. She loved it... and got to see a little of what her little boy does for a living.
I've also gotten to see all my friends back here, and actually spend meaningful time with them. Well, except for one: the snow Friday kept me from having lunch with my friend Sebastian, who flies for America West. As I just saw him last month out in Dallas, that wasn't too bad... but we were supposed to meet at Sadie's, that most quintessential of all New Mexican restaurants.
Rats. No green chile fix again.
Other news... I called ahead this week to get the results of my CT scan, the first one since the lung scare. All was normal. Phew.
Need I say I hope this year is a bit better than the last one? At least 2006 is ending on a positive note.