It’s a blustery day today. Well…all week!

Hello there again, as I sit typing my new blog entry, the wind has started picking up here in Kansas City and it appears it’s going to be a “windy” and warm week!

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It’s windy for Kansas…I remember when I lived on Maui it seemed like it was windy every day, but of course it’s all in how you look at things. Since that time in my life, I’ve learned to love the feel of the wind.

I like that it brings in new air, cleans out out the old. It blows the leaves away. It can clean the streets. Yes, there are some negatives to a windy day, but I’m a wind “fan” (no pun intended) and despite my hair getting a little messed up I don’t have a lot against it.

So if you’re in the Kansas City area like I am over the next few days be prepared for a city “cleansing”. Mother nature is bringing a little air from the south and will keep the wind tunnel on high for a few days. I think I’ll wait to ride my motorcycle until next weekend!

Speaking of Maui, and on a totally different subject: I’ve been invited to participate in the Oahu Marathon in December of this year. 26 miles, yikes. The catch is that I’ll be part of a three-man team wearing full firefighter bunker gear and oxygen tank, boots and face mask. It’s a demonstration and a commitment to all of those who lay their lives on the line to save ours. And it’s crazy 😉 Unfortunately I’ve already got a vacation planned for the same week so I’m going to have to pass this year…I’ll have to feel the Hawaii wind another time!

Have a good week, stay safe, take care, Ryan

Don’t forget that we’re now open in Lenexa, Kansas. I’m impressed that you waited!

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Mission Repair, Inc. Now Open In Lenexa, KS!

We had an impressive amount of customers that came in on opening day (9/1/15) stating that they waited for this location to open, and it was a huge success. The move-in is complete and we are ready to live up to the “Mission Repair Way” in a new city. Open 7 days a week!

Our new address is:
9214 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
913-353-9233

Right off of 95th Street and I35; just north of Costco on the frontage road! Our big monument sign isn’t quite up yet, but there’s a sign on the front of the building to help guide you in. The location couldn’t be more convenient. Thanks again to all of our customers that helped us make our first day at Mission Repair, Lenexa a huge success. We appreciate it and we’re glad we’re here. Stop on by and say hello!

Visit us during normal business hours or place your order online 24 hours a day from anywhere in the USA!

Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Have a good afternoon, Ryan

Apple passes Google as the heavyweight champ of brand names.

Good morning everyone,

I was reading through my typical industry news this morning and read that Apple has regained the top spot as “Most Valuable Brand” overtaking Google again.

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The top ten include Apple, Google, VISA, Coca-Cola and a surprise to me at the number ten spot: Marlboro…cigarettes! I don’t know why this surprises me so much, but it did. I know that tobacco companies have a huge marketing budgets, but I personally use every brand on the list except for the cigarettes. No wonder there are some kids using tobacco so early, it’s tough not being exposed to branding every where you turn.

Well, congratulations Apple. I’ve been right there with you to the climb to the top. I personally started repairing Apple devices back in 1994 – and if you can believe it, we were actually repairing Apple Floppy Disk Drives by the thousand. You know that you’re a “vintage” guy when you know the difference between an “Auto-Inject” and “Manual-Inject” floppy drive. Oh how times have changed.

Have a great morning, I’ve got a lot of blogging to catch up on, I’ll be back soon!

Take care, Ryan

Toot toot!

Hello friends, that’s me blowing my horn. It’s not a huge horn, it just goes “toot toot!” I try not to do that too much, but I just got this email sent over via our Mission Repair Website today:

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Website Visitor Request

Requester email: XXXXXX@gmail.com
Description: I was very pleased with my recent experience with Mission: Repair in Olathe. Not only did you save me a lot of $$, but I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. I feel as if you are very honest & reliable. I was telling my friends about my experience and one of them chimed in with a similar positive experience. Thank you, Bobbi L.
Website address: http://www.missionrepair.com/Articles.asp?ID=642
Location: United States
Visitor environment: Browser: Safari (534.59.10)
OS: Apple MacOS 10_6_8
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I remember this customer. I was in the front office at the time, saw her bring in her MacBook Pro…and stated that it was making a “whining” sound. The Apple Store said that it “wasn’t” the hard drive, so I opened it up!

What I found was a failing logic board fan. The bearing can go out on these guys faster than you’d like, and I had a new one in stock. I cleaned the inside of her laptop out, showed her the failing fan, installed a new one, powered it up and “VOILA!” the annoying sound was gone.

It was a good lesson for me too because it’s a reminder to all that those fans are there for a reason. When they start “talking” to you like this one did, it’s time to have it replaced. Once they fail it could cause the entire system to overheat and shut down permanently. Bobbi did the right thing and nipped it in the bud. She brought it here (after the Apple Store 😉 for a repair that was not only fast but affordable. Thanks for your business Bobbi!

Take care, Ryan

Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup.

Hello friends, well that’s a bit of an exaggeration…

Because it was really a shark in my beer!

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This is no joke. I was at my local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant last night and had a beer with my dinner. Noting out of the norm…until I looked down into my glass and saw this image left in the foam on the inside of my glass.

It’s a shark, right!?! In fact, it’s a shark chasing a smaller fish…he’s looking for dinner. You can click on the picture to get a better look and I apologize for the “nastiness” of showing you my dirty glass, but it was interestingly accurate so I had to take a picture. It’s almost like a cartoon shark..does it look like Bruce from Finding Nemo? Not sure, I’ll let you decide.

I’ve heard of “latte art”, but beer bubble art is all new to me 😉

So there you have it, a piece of art that might make you smile, now I’m back to work at Mission Repair.

Take care, Ryan