20 September 2012

It's Now Feeling Like Fall

The temperatures have dipped to a more seasonably normal for this time of year. After all the heat of this past summer, I like it--mostly. The only downside now is that the change in seasons is the problems in my sinuses. Fortunately, it's only a short-term thing.

One week ago last Tuesday night(11 Sept.), I was at Crusoe's in Oakville for the Mehlville High Class of 1982 reunion committee meeting. We made final preps for the reunion on 6 Oct., with status of numbers of people attending firmed up. I also got to chat with a classmate I had not seen in person for some years, Cathy Capkovic (now Krepelnik). I'm glad she's doing well and looking fine.

One week ago, my niece Rowan turned a year older. I made sure I got my wishes to her, via her dad (and my brother) Brian. Also last Thursday, I canvassed for Claire McCaskill in Sunset Hills. I was able to hit about 50 houses in 2 1/2 hours for the campaign. I'll be back to that this afternoon.

Saturday late morning (15 Sept.) found me at the SLYSA Complex in St. Charles refereeing youth tournament games. I was scheduled for three games, but found out when I got there that my first scheduled game was cancelled. (An 11th hour change, I think.) So, I waited until I did work the two games. They went well and I was happy. The next afternoon, I worked two men's games at DeSoto Park in St. Louis. I was on the line both games, with the respective referees being assessed. The assessor generally gave good grades to both referees, and also thought I did very well overall in my duties as assistant referee. Good words to hear, as I have my maintenance assessment coming up later this month.

Last Tuesday (18 Sept.), I opened up the fellowship hall at Calvary Presbyterian Church for the IPMS/Gateway meeting. The model contest drew 20 entries, including two I finished that afternoon: a Chinese J-10 fighter and a D.520 in Bulgarian markings. Neither won anything, but the important part was to enter. We had 20 entries in the contest, with half in the "Anything Asian" special category.

Next week, I'm in training for my brand ambassador job, which starts in early October. Looking forward to that.


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