15 January 2015

Staying Warm and A Nice Banquet

It has been real cold here in St. Louis lately--the coldest of this winter so far--with temperatures getting down to 5 degrees F (-12 degrees C), with wind chills getting even colder at times. Fortunately, the ice storm feared for early this week did not materialize. It is starting to warm up and it looks like we'll hit 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) this Saturday.

Work has gone well. At least with only the cold and not the ice or snow, it makes my job of preparing vehicles a bit easier. Business has been good.

After working last Saturday morning (10 January) at the branch and relaxing at home, I drove to Vincenzo's Italian Ristorante in Ferguson, Missouri early that night. The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) was holding its annual banquet. After a nice buffet dinner in the private room there, the attendees heard club founder Del Miller speak about the origins of IPMS/Gateway 40 years ago and the early days. He was then presented a Life Member certificate in appreciation for his efforts. The club's Modeler of the Year and Bob Stroup Award (outstanding achievement) honorees were recognized, all present enjoyed themselves. The club meets this Tuesday night (20 January) for their annual Swap & Sell and Kit Auction. More information at http://ipms-gateway.com

Tuesday night (13 January), I went to the bar at Schneithorst's Restaurant in Ladue, Missouri for a happy hour put on by the Sex Positive St. Louis Meetup Group. There must have been about 60 people there from our group. I saw a few people I knew from this group and a few I had not met before. I wasn't able to converse much with anyone, but it was nice.

Off work today, I sent birthday wishes to my friend Eliana in Brazil. Off to the Missouri Aviation Historical Society's meeting tonight.