18 May 2017

Mother's Day and Model Contest Success

It was a busy end of last week at the car rental branch (https://www.enterprise.com/en/home.html), with plenty of vehicles for me to clean and position for rental. That included spending time with my colleagues past closing time on Friday (12 May) and Saturday, but the vehicles were all clean and ready to rent for the next business day.

On my off hours last weekend, I worked on assembling and finishing two small models for the IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) meeting on Tuesday night. Late Sunday afternoon (14 May), Mom and I went to Tucker's Place South (http://tuckersplacestl.com/) in Mehlville for Mother's Day dinner. It was rather crowded, but they had a table available right away for both of us. We each enjoyed a very nice steak dinner--I had the prime rib, she the filet mignon--and Mom had a great day. My three other brothers (Rick, Brian, and Doug) called her and they got to talk briefly with me as well.

Monday morning was most active at the rental branch, with many vehicles to clean and many customers to service. I was told we had just over 60 vehicles rented out that day--one of the busiest I know of in my time with the firm.

After a rather busy Tuesday (16 May) at work, I headed to Calvary Presbyterian Church (http://calvarypresbyterianchurch.org/) for the IPMS/Gateway meeting. This featured the second contest towards Modeler of the Year, with the special category "It Figures," for models with figures included in, on, or beside the subject. I did not have anything for that category, but I had three other models I entered. My Bf 109F-2--originally built for March's Same Kit Contest--took third in Aircraft, the Kuebelwagen (completed the night before) was second in Armor, and a Tug Boat (finished on Sunday night) won Ships by default--it was the only entry in that category. I'm happy with all that.

Work went great yesterday, with a slow midday bracketed by busy morning and afternoon periods.

Today, I remembered Mom on her birthday by getting her a vase with 10 blue hydrangea flowers. This was on behalf of my brothers and I. She really liked the flowers. Tonight, I'm at Creve Coeur Airport (http://crevecoeurairport.com/) for this month's Missouri Aviation Historical Society (https://moavhist.org/) meeting. It will be an Aviation Open Mike Night, open to aviation stories from the audience, like at last February's meeting.

I'm off on a vacation this weekend. More on that in my next post.