It's not too often that we find others who know of bands that we like, let alone like their music. When I mentioned to Holly that Mark had gotten us tickets, she asked if we could go together. We're so glad they decided to join us.
The opening acts were someone named Meg ?(something or other) and Cold War Kids. I only knew a couple Cold War Kids' sons and they really were just mediocre live. However, Monsters were fantastic live! And they had a huge band with really unique instruments. Very fun!
I've always thought that Mark's job was fascinating, exciting and at times, a little dangerous. He fixes, rebuilds, maintains and even drives (not flies) airplanes. Yeah. I'm a little proud of him. I love hearing stories about his day and make a point to remember terms and names of tools and processes so that he and I can have a-somewhat-intelligent conversation after work. But, in the last year or two he's let me in on a few of his projects by taking videos or snapping pictures while he works.
It's crazy the things they have to do to get to small, awkward places.
This is a still from a video Mark made for me. It's him working under the rudder pedals. Yes. He's upside down. His head sort of has to slide in and under the pedals. There's just barely enough room. Not the ideal job for someone claustrophobic. Oh, and this particular job can take an hour or two.
This incident happened while a newbie was supposed to be manning the brakes while Mark gave the plane nearly full throttle (that's a LOT of power).
Apparently the brakes were not properly depressed, because the plane lunged forward. The greenhorn quickly corrected the mistake by standing on the brakes.
Mark then noticed that people were starting to come out of a nearby hanger
to take pictures of the plane. This is what they captured.
Wild huh! They couldn't have done that for a million dollars.
All of the craziness makes me even more thankful that he works so hard to provide for our family, day after day.