As I have been sitting at my parents home in Buffalo, NY like most of the time during my week off every four weeks, I have been anxiously waiting to hear a final decision from management as to where I am going to have to move. It seems like we are down to either Midland or Amarillo in Texas or San Francisco in California. If I have a say, I would much rather move back to California. It is getting pretty stressful because I thought that I was finally settling down. This makes me realize how fast it can all be taken away from me regardless of all the effort I have put in. It seems like the success of a pilot in this industry is equally based on talent as it is on luck. I did get a call a few days ago but it was concerning a immediate special assignment. At least it was a pretty interesting couple of days. As we are expanding operations with the Brasilia fleet, Ameriflight recently acquired one that had been sitting for about two years, on the ramp of a maintenance facility, in Springfield Missouri. The next morning, I was flown down there, where I met with one of our check airman who was in charge of the task. We were there to test fly the airplane and officially take delivery of the aircraft. The airplane had been stripped down to nothing more than the basic structure. The engines had been rebuilt, the systems were updated and checked and beside the noticeable paint job from another airline, it looked like a safe and reliable E120. After a day of delays, like anyone could expect considering the amount of paperwork that such project requires, we eventually sat in the cockpit during day two, and after some ground checks and an aborted takeoff for some warnings indicator illuminating, we finally lifted off, taking the empty bird into the clear and smooth afternoon skies. Unfortunately, after some slow flight maneuvers, we experienced some vibrations shortly after trying to retract the landing gears. We decided to return to the airfield, where the team assessed the situation and quickly figured out the problem. Quickly, we got airborne again and ran the airplane thru its pace with airborne checks of all the systems, stalls, steep turns and various type of approaches. This airplane felt like it was a new one. The maintenance facility had done a pretty impressive job and we accepted the airplane. With this crucial step completed, we could wrap up the mission the next morning by flying it to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a brand new Ameriflight paintjob. It took us about four hours to take the bird down south and barely after touching down on the hot runway, we got a cab ride back to the main airport in the city where I caught a flight back to Buffalo, where again I would wait to be sent on my next assignment.