17 February 2010
Last night I ran the IPMS Gateway meeting. We had a lower than normal turnout, most likely due to the cold, snowy weather. We did have a nice turnout of models for the first Modeler of the Year points contest of 2010. This contest featured the Out of the Box special category, as usual for our first contest of the year. In Out of the Box, you can't make any modifications to the model from the existing kit. I entered my just completed 1:72 scale Bf 109E-3 aircraft model, built straight from the Hobby Boss kit, but with Eagle Strike decals. (This is allowed under our Out of the Box rules, as long as you bring documentation for those decals with your entry, which I did.) It didn't win any placings, but at least I got two points (one for entering in the contest overall, and one for the special category entry). We also had a build night, so several of us brought kits to work on at the meeting.
Not much else happening of late. Monday, I did get back one of the articles I edited last week, with a few questions and suggestions from the supervisor. I addressed them and sent that article back the same day. I may get another article to edit in the next day or two.
I'm also following the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I sure enjoy the Olympics, especially for the smorgasbord of sports I normally don't see on TV very often.
That's it for now. Later.
14 February 2010
One week ago, I turned 46 years old. Not a big celebration, for sure. My parents took me out to dinner after church, at the Pasta House Company Italian restaurant. Enjoyed a nice meal there, then came home for cake. I also got some new photos of yours truly taken.
This past week, I started a part time article editing and fact checking job. The paperwork finally came in from a consulting firm out of town. I'll leave the details out of this blog, at least for now. However, I can tell you that after signing and returning an agreement, I received in my e-mail two articles for editing. I got those done, with facts and names checked. The supervisor was greatly appreciated by my work on the first article, and was to have given me feedback on the second one once things settled down at her office. Looks like this will be a good part time job for now.
I refereed boys outdoor soccer yesterday afternoon and evening, and girls futsal earlier today. Games went fine. Nearing end of winter seasons for both. Be good to get out and do more games outdoors, as the weather should pick up. Got some snow late last night and this morning. It will be rather chilly for awhile.
No real sweetheart for Valentine's Day today, but I did send notes to several gals I know.
By the way, since I got my computer back from repairs, it's been running real well.