Another new expansion at Mission Repair.

Hello again,

Just a quick update on the expansion at our Mission Repair location in Lenexa. We just added a new shipping and receiving space that is sure to streamline our process immediately.

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Here’s Lennie after a long hard day at work getting some of the counters installed, I think he must have put in 16 hours of “construction” work on Saturday into the late evening hours. Good job Lennie.

I can’t wait to see this new space when it’s completed. We do have shipping and receiving capability at our location in Mission, Kansas but it’s already cramped in there so I can only imagine how jealous Derrick will be when he sees this. It looks like there’s just a little more tile work to do and some trim work, then this area is ready to house 4 employees. Wonderful.

Speaking of shipping and receiving…did you see my last post about shipping devices into us? Let me remind you that even though we have less than a .1% shipping damage rate, some packages do get damaged or lost in shipping. It doesn’t matter if you use FedEx, UPS or the Post Office, they all do it. Start your repair off right by making sure that you package your device correctly (in a box, not an envelope!) per our online shipping instructions here. It will make life a whole lot easier for you. If you’re local to us and want to stop on by, you don’t need a tape gun for that!

Take care, Ryan

Bobcat. Or something else?

Hello again blog readers-

Just one more quick blog today because I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure this picture out. Let’s me give you some back story:

I live in Spring Hill, Kansas. It’s a small town, with no stop lights, and about 3,000 people. Don’t let that “small town” story fool you though – I’m from the Bay Area, worked in Oakland, San Leandro, Concord, Fremont and lived in the same areas for most of my life. But the last decade I’ve spent in a little town and loving it.

I’ve gotten used to the feel and the quietness. I live at the end of a road – which backs up to some “wilderness” and a pond. I have a couple of dogs that I like to spend time with out there and we can hear the coyotes at night.

Finally, I keep a couple of “game” cameras set up in my yard, firstly for security so I can see who’s coming and going, but also to see what kind of animals might be sniffing around. Two nights ago, my camera caught this picture at 3:54am, you can click on it to get a bigger image:

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It only takes a picture when it detects movement. And if you look in the center, almost all the way to the bottom of the picture, you’ll see a creature walking up my driveway from the street. That’s my neighbor’s house that you see in the background…the wilderness is behind the camera.

Do you see it? What is that? It’s not a house cat. NO WAY. It’s almost as big as the entire width of the sidewalk. It’s not a dog, it definitely looks “feline”. It’s got to be a bobcat, right?

I spend a lot of time outside and in the wild, and rarely have a seen one of these guys roaming the countryside. They are nocturnal, and fierce carnivores known to take down prey larger than them. So it gets me thinking, what else is out there? I’ll post more pics as I get them, I’m hoping to ge a shot of the “Great North Western Spring Hill Sasquatch” some day. If I get that, I’ll let you know!

On a business note at Mission Repair, we’ve got a fantastic newsletter that will be delivered here shortly with some amazing deals. If you’re not already signed up, you can do so here!

Thanks, talk to you again soon. Ryan