“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 43, No. 5, (September/October 2017): 27.
New publication: “Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 8, Issue 1, (Summer 2017): 11.
This week is the eight week mark for foot surgery. Today I was given the doctor’s ok to finally start to move from the surgical boot to the surgical shoe! One small step for Melissa, one…
Another day, another doctors appointment.
My first drone!
Its the “World’s Smallest Camera Drone + 2GB Micro SD Card” all for the low price of $25.00 or $28.98 with shipping. Haha. I don’t expect that much from it, but its a good first start to owning a drone.
This tiny flyer is the smallest drone of its kind to carry its own camera for taking epic shots in the smallest places. Four fast blades make this new quadcopter omni-directional, which in layman’s terms means it can dip, dash, zip, spin, and flip anywhere you tell it to via remote control. Plus its decked out with LED lights so you can embark on night flights and document it all the while. Tote it anywhere you go and let it rip.
Includes a 2GB camera memory card
Captures crystal-clear video & photography (rare for a drone of this size!)
Includes LED lights for night flying
Provides 3 speed flight modes
Delivers superior flying stability
Takes less than 30 minutes to fully charge up
Moves up, down, left or right
Includes side flight, hover, flip & hand launch capabilities
Note: Total weight falls below US national regulations. FAA Drone Registration is not required.
Dimensions: 2.44″L x 2.44″W x 0.79″H
Weight: 0.53 oz
Battery: 3.7V 120mAh
Transmitter batter: 2 AAA
Flight time: about 4 minutes
Charge time: about 25 minutes
R/C distance: about 98 ft
Camera: 0.3 megapixel
Another day, another doctors appointment. Took some new X-rays, which is always fun. The foot is healing nicely, but not as quickly as I would like or hope. Still lots of pain and swelling, especially at the end of the day which apparently is normal and might also be from all the tissue damage from the past surgeries. If it continues to heal and there are no issues I should be able to get rid of the boot in about 4ish weeks, which would actually be a total of 8 weeks.
My latest book review has been published and its Robert Twigger’s “White Mountain”! He is a wonderful travel writer, you know the type- brilliant and snarky, and so when his book arrived so I was very excited to read it. Its a fun trip around the Himalayas Mountains and I liked it so much I gave it a starred review.
Review of Robert Twigger, “White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas.”Library Journal, 142, no. 13 (August): 108.
First day back at work. Just halftime, but it was a longer drive and walk than I remember.
Another doctors appointment today. The foot is doing well and I was able to get my stitches out. Now that the swelling is going down its noticeable that my toe is now shorter than it once was. Weird, but really who cares. Its just a toe. I was also told that I can use the shorter boot/shoe when I am home and the big boot when I am out of the house. Progress!
New publication: “Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 4, (Spring 2017): 14-15.