On a personal note, Casey and I did a little camping last weekend!

Hi again everyone –  I have a lot of business to talk about today, but I wanted to break it up with a little personal blog so I don’t go “Smartphone” crazy 😉

Last weekend, my son and I went to Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch in Seymour, Missouri and spent 4 days camping and 4-wheeling. Since Casey is now 16, I gave him the opportunity to get behind the wheel (which he inevitably took over for the entire first day) as I showed him the ropes on the different trails that have been established there.

Casey making his off-roading debut!

Casey making his off-roading debut!

In fact, SMORR is a 1,000 acre park with excellent amenities, trails and even a cafe if you want fresh and hot biscuits and gravy in the morning if you’re too tired to cook for yourself! Casey and I disciplined ourselves to eat what we brought – oatmeal. MMMMMMMMMM yum 🙂

There are many levels of trails, and we were able to tackle some of the most difficult ones in our Land Cruiser, and had a ton of fun doing it. I took over some of the more technical parts of the trail, like this short video shows…I mean I really did want to keep most of the paint on our truck!

Casey was my cameraman in this video and he did the narrating. My buddy Marty was the spotter and together we made several runs each day with success! I wish I had more videos…but the memories with my son are still there.

OK well, that’s enough “fun” for one day. I’m back at it and you’ll see some more interesting posts for my crew at Mission Repair today.

Take care, Ryan

On a personal note…

Hello everyone.

We are still moving forward with our new expansion here at Mission Repair. We’ve procured another space and I’m actually moving offices tomorrow. My desk arrives in the morning and I can’t wait to see it! I’m just sitting down to read a few emails and catch my breath. It’s becoming increasingly busy around here as the holiday season approaches, it’s like this every year!

On a personal note, I received an email that was a special surprise – the title was “Camper of the Month” and it was from our neighborhood Camp Bow Wow announcing that our dogs, Shadow and Layla, are the campers of the month!

Listen, let me be honest with you…before I got these two dogs, I was not an overwhelming “dog person” whatsoever. In fact, I was typically always against it. We had so many pets growing up that I kind of lost my taste for it. Who has time to take care of an animal?!?

Well, when Dandra and I saw Layla we had to get her. I was then easily convinced that she needed a playmate – and Shadow came into our lives. It’s certain…Shadow is “Daddy’s Boy” and quite frankly a part of the family. The kids love them and the emotional connection between man and beast is undeniable.

So here I am, proud as ever of my two dogs. Like a proud dad of his two kids. It’s a shining moment in their lives – to be the Campers of the month at Camp Bow Wow. So there you have it.

What does this have to do with business at Mission Repair? Not much except that I was in the middle of finalizing a new service (Screen Repair for Google Nexus S7) and I needed a quick break. Watch for this new service to be launched tomorrow!!

Best, Ryan