I have been home for more than a week so far and for what I am told, our airplane will still be down for its heavy maintenance check for about another week. I will probably airline to Burbank and fly it back to Cincinnati. Because of the situation, my February schedule is up in the air and I am fine with it. I am definitely enjoying the time off and spending it with my girls and the dog. Enjoying the comfort of my own home, like sleeping in a familiar bed or having a warm cooked meal somewhere else then in a hotel room is a more appealing choice. I get to do my share of the household chores, like laundry, cleaning, taking the kid to school or walk the dog a few times a day. I try to compensate for the fact that I basically don’t contribute for 20 days of the month, while on the road. This time off is also welcomed because I might be away for a few weeks starting February 28th, as I have received couple days ago, my conditional offer of employment from American Eagle. The next step is the company pre-hire medical examination, which I will be doing very shortly. The training which takes place in Dallas, is about six weeks long and the opportunities to go home are very limited if any at all. I got the news fairly quickly as I had only interviewed three weeks ago and because of all the hiring they are doing, I did not expect to go through the captain review board so soon. But until everything is definitely set in stone, I remain a freight dog and I get to be the lucky one to walk our miniature schnauzer Jazz during the snowy and frigid winter in Kentucky.