I sold my drone, here’s why…

A couple of years ago, I was really excited to fly my drone for the very first time.

Since then I took her up on a lot of flights around Nashville and north Florida, and even a time or two in the Bahamas.

When it was fun, it was really fun. But as time went by, I found myself flying it less and less because of a few reasons:

  1. I live near an airport so flight at my house is restricted.
  2. There are barely any areas in and around Nashville that are officially approved for drone flying.
  3. More restrictions seem to be going into effect weekly (registration, legal times to fly, locations to fly, prohibitions, rules, etc).
  4. I won’t let the man tell me what to do!
  5. It felt like one of those situations where it’s good to quit while I’m ahead.

By “quit while I’m ahead,” I mean the drone was in good shape, no major crashes, and I still had the drone… meaning I didn’t lose it in the ocean, a lake or river, or had it just fly off never to be seen again. So the other day I let her fly off with someone else.

It seemed like the right time and so far I don’t regret it. I bought a nice Pelican-style case from Sam’s Club and customized the interior to fit the drone and it’s accessories, so at this time I miss the case more than the drone 🙂

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Do you have a drone? If so, how are you feeling about the rules in place that restrict flight in so many scenarios? What do you enjoy most about your drone?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Top 10 moments from Super Bowl Weekend

I’m going to be totally honest with you right now. My original plan was to make a list of my top 10 favorite Super Bowl commercials but the first few ads airing after kickoff were movie promotions. Nothing turns me off more than those types of commercials during the Super Bowl. I want to laugh. I want to cry. What I DON’T want is a movie trailer. So right away, I gave up on making that list. The first half of the game was somewhat entertaining but I felt the urge to turn the TV off and do some work. I know, what am I thinking? So instead of watching the rest of the game, including the halftime show that interested me about as much as math, I drove to downtown Nashville to deliver food with Uber Eats.

BUT! I do still have a list for you… my favorite moments from the entire weekend!

Top 10 Moments From Super Bowl Weekend:

10. Chatting with a couple after delivering their dinner with Uber Eats

9. Selling my DJI Mavic Air drone

8. The Chiefs impressive 4th quarter comeback to defeat the 49ers in the Super Bowl

7. Listening to Kevin Harlan’s Super Bowl play-by-play on the radio

6. In church, learning a new Latin phrase: ex nihilo

5. Seeing Don Shula and Dan Marino before the Super Bowl started

4. Watching my beagle Piper dig for moles in the backyard

3. Playing catch with the captain of my softball team

2. Worshiping on Sunday with a song my brother showed me months ago, “Waymaker”…

Like I said earlier, I watched some of the first half, and did get to catch the last 2 minutes of the game when I got home. But because I was driving around town for a couple hours, I missed most of the game… so without further ado, the #1 highlight of my Super Bowl weekend is…

1. Not being subjected to the Super Bowl halftime show

Thanks for stopping by! What were your highlights from the weekend? I’ll leave you with this… one of my favorite Super Bowl commercials of all time. This aired in last year’s game. Go Jeep!

-Out of the Wilderness

Making lyric videos

In the past few years, I’ve really taken a liking to putting together lyric videos using music by popular artists. One of the first was for NeedtoBreathe’s “Multiplied” which I’ll post at the bottom. But I’m so happy with how my latest project went. Equipment used: GoPro Hero3, Roxant handheld stabilizer, DJI Mavic Air, edited on Final Cut Pro X.

Here’s my take on Lauren Daigle’s “Rescue”…

and NeedtoBreathe, “Multiplied”…