It’s a little treacherous out there.

Hi there,

I’m sitting here in my front office at Mission Repair in Lenexa, Kansas and the snow just started to fall.  Soon after, I heard lots of sirens and can see the commotion rumbling just down the street.  The weather is starting to hit us, and the freezing rain is really what is causing the issue.  Cars are starting to slide all over the place!

Here’s a pic out into the parking lot as we speak:

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I know that it doesn’t look like much, but that little bit of snow on top of the slick roads makes a dangerous situation.   It looks like I should probably put it into 4 wheel drive for a little while unit the road crews get their act together.

We’ve have several people come in during the “mess”.  I want to remind everyone that we are open until 7 pm, and if is suits your lifestyle to wait until the roads as a little better, then I recommend that you hang tight in your warm houses and offices while KDOT gets the plows up and down the highway.  I bet that by 5 pm today it’ll be just fine to move around the area.

Thanks again and drive safe everyone!

Ryan

Winter is hitting Kansas City today!

Hello there friends,

I was just watching the news and the weather report came up; it’s not looking good here in Kansas City over the next couple of days. Get out the winter coats!!

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Apparently this weekend it will be 8 degrees F on Sunday morning, and with the wind chill it’s going to feel like minus 10.

Minus 10?  That’s just a bit too cold for me.  I’m a California boy originally and while I do love Kansas, it’s these days that really seem to make me rethink moving back to the beach.

I considered that very move about 8 years ago, but talked myself into riding out the Kansas experience.  Too much more of this and I’ll be packing my board shorts and flip flops for somewhere warmer.  Do you have a room to rent?  🙂

Ah, it’s just Mother Nature stepping in to do her duty, and I can appreciate that.  I’ll ride this one out, I’m not working this weekend anyway so I can curl up and cocoon myself in the house.  Stay warm wherever you are; I have some friends that live in Florida that keep sending me pictures of the thermometer.  I get it…it’s warm.  Thanks!

Take care, Ryan

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

Holiday hours approaching!

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Mission Repair!

We wanted to share our holiday hours with you so you are aware of a few special days that we have coming up.

December 24th, 2015 – we are open 10:00am to 3:00pm.
December 25th, 2015 – we will be closed.
January 1, 2016 – we will be closed.

Otherwise, our normal business hours will be observed and we will be happy to see you soon.

Have a great end of 2015!
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