Mission Repair: Mac Tip of the Day!

Hello everyone –

Today, I’d like to share a tip that is focused around a little round, green button. While I really like this one…

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The star of the show today is the round green button on any open window you are using, such as email, your browser of choice, or even the calendar.

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When you see this green dot on your open program, left mouse click and drag the window to the far right or left of your screen. If you have multiple windows, you will now be able to click on the second window and have a split screen. Even better… slide the black line spitting the two windows where ever you like! 50/50 or maybe 60/40? I tend to use it 75/25 with two web pages open so I can copy/paste or get a quick screen shot (shift+command+4) and use it when writing this blog.

I hope once again that you find this tip useful, and you come to know the full power of OSX Yosemite and all its hidden gems!

Have a great day!

Jeff

Where in the world is Mission Repair?

If you live in the Kansas City area, you know all about our ongoing highway repairs!

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Sometimes navigating Kansas City highways is a real nightmare! While it may look like our Lenexa store is impossible to get to, we’re here to tell you that even though the 95th Street Exit off of I35 is temporarily closed, Mission Repair in Lenexa is busier than ever.  In fact we had customers waiting for us to open this morning as we arrived.  It’s that time of year!

 On a daily basis we hear “I didn’t realize that you were still open” or “I’m glad that you aren’t taking a long vacation!” because if you live in Kansas City you know that there is some major construction happening at the I-435 and I-35 Interchange.  It’s worked it’s way up to the 95th Street Exit (where you’d normally turn to go to Costco and our store) and at the end of the summer the improvements are going to be nothing short of spectacular.  

We are really excited to see the new traffic flow, and the new interchange will lead customers right to our doorstep.  Until then, everyone that visits us in Lenexa just simply needs to exit off of I-35 onto 87th Street and go WEST.  Then immediately get onto Marshall Drive and head SOUTH until you find Mission Repair.  If you make it to Costco, you’ve gone just a little too far!

 In fact we’ve already ordered road signs that will line the streets and guide you into our service lab and you’ll see those soon; but for now if you have any questions on how to get here just give us a call at 844-459-0105 or send us an email and we’ll be glad to help.  

Never fear, Mission Repair is here.  In fact, we had some similar construction at our Mission location a couple of years ago, and it seemed that we got busier during the construction.  It appears that history is repeating itself.

Have a great day,

Your Friends at Mission:Repair

Did you get our 20% off coupon from the newsetter?

Hello there friends!

If you are on our newsletter mailing list, then you’ve already seen this amazing deal that only happens on rare occaisions.  However I’m afraid that a lot of you have still not signed up, so I’m going to post our “LEAP DAY SALE” special here!  You still have 2 days to enjoy some savings.

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Leap Day Sale!
Savings like this only come around once every 4 years!
It’s not often that we have a special like this, but starting last Monday, “Leap Day”, through Friday of this week, 3/4/16, we’re offering a whopping 20% off your next new repair placed on missionrepair.com.
If you’d like to visit one of our locations, just print a copy of this blog and hand it to your customer service representative when you’re ready!

Please remember that this discount is valid on new repair orders placed now through Friday 3/4/16 at Midnight.  Use coupon code “LEAP” and watch the discount appear.  Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or on “Got Repair” discounted repair services.  Thanks for your understanding!

Have a good rest of the week!  Ryan
(Coupon valid on new orders only. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount including Got Repair services. Expires 3/4/16 at midnight.)

Wake up and smell the coffee!

I’m up. I get it, it’s a little early (about 5am!) and I could be asleep. I don’t need to be into the office until 10am today, but sometimes I get my best work done in the middle of the night. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time.

I can really attribute my excellent mood to my iced coffee and bacon today. The house smells amazing!

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So for those of you that aren’t morning people (Dandra, you know who you are!) I’m here to motivate you to get up, get ready, and take on the world today. It’s going to be a great December 30th.  Check out the wikihow page on “how to wake someone up“.  #1 is to brew a cup of coffee!

For some of you, you already have tomorrow off. For even more of you, you also have Friday off. This could mean a lot of long weekends for millions of Americans so make today a good one.

So when I say “Wake up and smell the coffee”, I’m not intending to mean “Hey, try to pay attention to what’s going on”…I’m really saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee.” It smells great!

Have a wonderful day, I’m working on some end of the year tidbits for Mission Repair, it’s tradition. I’ll see you back here soon.

Ryan

It’s almost time for Christmas Vacation!

Happy Holidays everyone,

I know that the kids are getting antsy in school, and the adults of the world that take the time off in between Christmas and New Years Eve are ready to get out of the office.

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I snapped this picture in Branson this year while Dandra and I were out doing our Christmas shopping. They have a great Christmas light “drive thru” that is fun and has become a tradition.

To all of you that are planning on taking some time off soon, I’m jealous. Have a great trip wherever you’re headed. If you’re taking some time off of work just to have a “staycation” that even sounds better 😉 I like relaxing at home and getting projects done and  catching up on my TV shows too!

Happy Holidays, Ryan

Triskaidekaphobia.

I just realized that’s it’s Friday the 13th. Not that I’m overly superstitious at all, but because when this day comes up it’s talked about all over the world.

I had my first Friday the 13th experience when I was riding with my dad in his 1969 Corvette and we were in the middle of nowhere for some reason. We were driving normally and talking abut the day when the car suddenly and inexplicably died. We pulled off to the side of the road and had to sit and wait for help. This was in 1980, so remember there were no cell phones and we weren’t within walking distance of anything. That experience just slightly got my attention on this day.

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The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: “triskaidekaphobia”.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”).

I’ve read that this day is actually more particularly safe to travel, because so many people are conscious and overly aware of their surroundings, actions and driving habits…that they take more time to get places, use their blinkers more, and in general make better decisions when faced with the possibility that the day may cause some kind of harm to them.

I’m not saying that nothing bad happens on Friday the 13th. I’m reasonable enough to understand that coincidental things can happen; but this is one of those urban legends that has stuck around for a long time quite possibly from the middle ages.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. “It’s been estimated that $800 or $900 million is lost in business” on this day! Holy smokes.

Well if you check the lobbies of our stores today, you would think that MORE people are heading out because we are very busy at Mission Repair. Thanks for venturing out and we are here for you.

Safe travels, but if you’re affected negatively by Friday the 13th, you’re only about 12 hours away from the 14th. Hang in there.

Take care, Ryan

Let’s try to calculate 2 miles worth of gas…

Hi there,

So I’m not perfect. If I’ve ever lead you to believe that I am, let’s clear it up now. I make mistakes. I think that most of the time I live a life that’s pretty spot on, but heck I’m only human like the rest of us.

I was driving my 2014 Toyota Tundra and snapped this picture – of course I knew I was getting close to needing gas on my way into work:

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2 miles. This is when I started to sweat, I haven’t done this since I was 16. I had about 2 miles to the gas station so I put it into “super-gas-sipping-mode” where I dropped my speed and tried to time the stop lights so I didn’t come to a complete stop.

So since my truck gets a measly 15 MPG, and if the price of a gallon of gas is at about $2.20, that 2 miles worth had a value of about $.29 worth of fuel I was running on. I love living life on the edge I guess.

To tell the truth, I’m normally a “keep the tank at least half full at all times” kind of guy, but life got in the way and I took the risk.

The big question is: “Did I make it without running out of gas?”

Yes I did – I coasted right into pump #6. I got in there and filled up and and even snagged a cup of coffee while I was at it. Yes, I’m also a “need a cup of coffee in the morning” kind of guy as well.

To all those that like to live dangerously, nothing gets your adrenaline up like getting down to $.29 of gas. Give it a try sometime – or don’t 😉

Vroom-vroom. Ryan