28 January 2016

Presenting to a Friend; Keeping Hopping at Work

Last Thursday night (21 January), I was at the first 2016 meeting of the Missouri Aviation Historical Society (MoAHS) (http://moavhist.org/), which was held at Creve Coeur Airport (http://crevecoeurairport.com/) in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The meeting featured a look ahead to 2016, with several organizations MoAHS is affiliated with making presentations. These included: the St. Louis Science Center (http://slsc.org/), The Aero Experience (http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/), the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum (http://www.airandspacemuseum.org/), Creve Coeur Airport and the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum (http://www.historicaircraftrestorationmuseum.org/), the Space Museum in Bonne Terre (http://www.space-mo.org/), and the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo (http://spirit-airshow.com/). That airshow will be at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri on 14-15 May 2016.

The next MoAHS meeting is Thu., 18 February at 7:00 pm at Creve Coeur Airport.

Work has been going well at the car rental branch in the past few days. I was in the branch on Saturday morning (23 January) and it was a very busy 4+ hours there for myself and the two management people on duty. We all pitched in and got it all done. Our parking lot was jammed with vehicles on Monday morning, but we got through the day just fine and our lot thinned out a lot by the end of business Tuesday.

After work that Tuesday night (26 January), I made it to Calvary Presbyterian Church (http://calvarypresbyterianchurch.org/) in Mehlville for the IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) meeting, which was postponed by one week due to inclement weather. It was the club's annual Swap & Sell and Kit Auction. The former allowed members to sell or trade model kits and related items (decals, tools, publications, etc.) The latter was an auction of kits donated by club members, with proceeds going to the club for selected activities over the coming year. There was a large crowd (over 50 people) there, including three first-time attendees.

On my off day from work today, I brought my Corolla to the nearest Jiffy Lube (https://www.jiffylube.com/) for its annual state safety and emissions inspections. It passed both, so I have a document to submit for my car's license renewal due next month. I also got the car washed and fueled today.