It was a gorgeous day, as you can see. The temperature at jump time was about 50 deg F. The temperature at 14,000 feet was about -10 deg F. Accompanied by the wind as I dropped at 120 mph, it was purty durn cold for a few minutes. The noise was deafening.
My instructor (the guy on my back with the parachute) advised me to pull his ripcord at 6,000 feet. I took his advice. Then, peace and quiet as the chute opened and we slowly soared to a graceful and stand-up landing. Total time in the air was about 5 minutes.
It was fun but probably not a new addiction for me. The most surprising aspect is that I never felt a sensation of falling. It was very peaceful except for the wind and noise.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that as a sober man, I am able to help out a friend in the middle of the night instead of sleeping through a phone call or finding an excuse not to be of assistance
today is day 1600 without a drink of alcohol for me
for a good meeting about Step 7 -- I like the way it ties into so many of the steps for me as I try to be the best person I can be -- for today
that it's no longer acceptable for me to be at odds with anyone now that I have the tools and desire to make things right
"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
-- Whitney Young, Jr.