05 January 2017

2017 Begins

I stayed home to welcome the New Year. I don't like going out to New Year's Eve parties. Never have any fun at them. Just sat around the house all day Sunday.

It was back to work the next day, though quite a few people were off on Monday in observance of the New Year. It was a quiet day there, with not many customers, but we kept things humming. At least we had enough free time in stretches to follow the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium that afternoon, as the St. Louis Blues (https://www.nhl.com/blues/) defeated the Chicago Blackhawks. A few of my friends were there, and they had a great time.

Tuesday (3 January) was busy, as we had customers returning cars from the Holiday break and quite a few renting from us. (The latter included customers needing loaner vehicles after their vehicles were damaged in last month's ice storm.). After a rather busy morning and early afternoon, I flexed out. After chilling out at home that afternoon, I drove to Mark Carroll's house in St. Peters for the IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) business meeting, delayed by one week due to the Holidays. We planned out the special categories for the 2017 Modeler of the Year contests, and discussed other club business.

Wednesday was another full day at work, but I did squeeze in some time to do some housekeeping around the branch. This included vacuuming the lobby floor, taking out the trash, and washing dirt off the wash bay floor. I was able to get off work about 5 minutes early, as we had everything well in hand. I was hoping we would have everything in hand due to the threat of snow coming that night.

The snow fell late last night and early this morning--about 2 inches (5 cm) of dry powder. It was no problem shoveling snow off the driveway this morning. I also did my laundry and got caught up on financial matters. Relaxing at home tonight, watching the Blues game on TV.


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