29 January 2017

Work, Meeting, Scale Modeling, and Women's Basketball

It has been a rather busy week at work. We had plenty of cars on our lot, primarily from returns, and we were planting several at our drop locations as much as possible. Certainly, our customers had no problems getting into vehicles and on their way.

Right after work Tuesday night (24 January), I was off to Rick Keasey's house in Edwardsville for this month's IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) business meeting. After enjoying a nice barbecue dinner, we attendees planned the February meetings and discussed other club business. We also had some good comments about the club banquet the previous Saturday night.

Off work on Thursday, I went to the downtown Enterprise (https://www.enterprise.com/en/home.html) branch with some doughnuts for the staff--especially the new branch manager, Alex, and the assistant manager, Adam. I worked with both of them when they were at the Ellisville branch in the past. Alex and Adam greatly appreciated my stopping by and bringing the doughnuts, which they thought made a great start to their day.

During some free time this week, I spent time working on a car model for next month's IPMS/Gateway contest. Mostly, it was painting the interior and body of the car, so I can assemble these parts. With good fortune, I should have this and three other models done in time to enter in the contest.

I brought in doughnuts for my Ellisville colleagues Friday morning (27 January), a gesture much appreciated by the staff.

Last night, I went to Chaifetz Arena (http://thechaifetzarena.com/) to cheer on the Saint Louis University women's basketball team (http://www.slubillikens.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27200&SPID=93216&SPSID=632636&DB_OEM_ID=27200) against Atlantic 10 Conference (http://www.atlantic10.com/) rival Fordham University. This was the Billikens' annual Pink Out Game in support of breast cancer awareness. Saint Louis took charge from the get go and won, 82-58, before a crowd of 6,157. I had fun watching the game, and was so happy at halftime to see several former SLU women's basketball players and coaches recognized at halftime, including those I knew from when I worked at SLU's sports information office in 1988-89. After the game, I ran into two of those players, Julie Hacker Buehne and Missy Meinberg Nazzoli, and we chatted. It was so good seeing them--we had not met in person in some years. (Before the game, I saw my high school classmate and friend Laura Trelford, who was also attending the contest.) The Billikens are 17-5 overall and 7-2 in A-10 play--good for second place in the league. I definitely hope you can catch the Billiken women in action as they pursue an NCAA Tournament bid. They won't disappoint you.


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