23 April 2015

Some Rain Falls; Busy Work Week

One week ago today (16 April), I was at Creve Coeur Airport for the Missouri Aviation Historical Society (MoAHS) meeting. They presented--one month late--a program on the 75th anniversary of the Curtiss-Wright CW-20/C-46 Commando transport. The CW-20 prototype first flew from St. Louis' Lambert Field and some C-46s were produced in St. Louis. It was a nice program to give well-deserved attention to an aircraft somewhat neglected by aviation fans. You can learn more at the MoAHS website: http://moavhist.org.

Work has been busy the past few days, due to the hailstorm two weeks ago. It was a scramble at times, but we're getting our customers taken care of with rentals while their vehicles were being repaired. It could be quite interesting the next few days as the customers return their rentals to us, but we'll be ready.

I was at the Worldwide Technology Soccer Park on Saturday night to see Saint Louis FC play Rochester Rhinos in USL action. Rochester won the match 1-0, and the visitors had the run of play, although the home side did give it their best shot. Rain over the weekend cancelled the games I was to have refereed on Sunday afternoon (19 April), but at least I could do some more work on my model workbench. I'm nearing completion on three models for the May IPMS/Gateway contest.

IPMS/Gateway's April meeting was last Tuesday night (21 April), and we had a good turnout of people and models for the "Beauty Contest" (36 entries). More on the club here: http://ipms-gateway.com.

On my off day today, I took my car to the repair shop for a tune-up, then dropped off some magazines as donations to the Greater St. Louis Book Fair later this month. I also mowed the back and front lawns and ran for a bit before lunch. Nice day to be out today.