Yesterday’s flights went very well, and after a second thorough inspection, the airplane still looked like it was ready to fly. I took off and climbed up above the airport again, and all was still well, so I flew over to the avionics shop to get the transponder checked. This will allow me to turn the transponder on, which will greatly enhance safety with ATC and other airplanes. The folks at the avionics shop fixed it right up, and I flew back home. Instead of landing back at Hickory, I landed at our home airport just south of town. I’m glad to have the airplane back in our own hangar, where I can work in more relative comfort and convenience.