It got real cold this week in St. Louis. Freezing temperatures, including a low of 6 degrees F (-14 degrees C) last night. It has barely been over freezing this week. That's not fun when one is outside cleaning cars, as I have been doing. Work has been good so far this week. I'll be patronizing my employer this weekend, when I rent from them for my road trip to Emporia, Kansas. I'll head out right after work tomorrow, stop overnight on the way, and arrive in Emporia on Saturday, returning to St. Louis Sunday night. I'll let you know how that trip goes in my next post here.
Monday night (9 Dec.), I was at Firehouse Bar & Grill in Mehlville for the annual Eastern Missouri Soccer Referee Association Christmas Party. I had a nice time there, socializing with my colleagues and having some refreshments.
Today, I was at the Missouri History Museum for the monthly News at Noon program presented by the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. This month's program was a panel discussion about this week's merger of St. Louis Public Radio (90.7 FM KWMU) and the St. Louis Beacon. It was rather interesting to hear how these news outlets are joining forces.