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

Surf’s up! Get your snow gear on.

Aloha friends,

There’s some interesting weather happening around the country at the moment. Let’s take the weather in Spring Hill, Kansas for example. It’s cold this morning in my home town – in fact, so cold I have my thermostat set at 69 degrees, but it is only 66 degrees in the house. Apparently my furnace can’t keep up! We just aren’t built for this kind of cold I guess. It’s almost lunchtime and only 3 degrees outside; with windchill it’s -15. That’s cold enough to close a few schools in the area…the east coast is covered in snow as well.

I was talking to a friend of mine in Hawaii (did you know that I lived on Maui for a couple of years?) and she said that the waves are crashing in the north shores of all the islands. This is attracting surfers from everywhere to get in on the action!

Here’s a pic from yesterday afternoon of a 40 foot wave courtesy of @aloharoyale:

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Supposedly this is the biggest surf in over a decade. That’s exciting for some, but even when I lived there, and I was in the best shape of my life, and I swam every day, I would never tackle surf like this. Maybe I’m just not built for it…but I’ve been in 10 foot surf which is HUGE. 40 feet just spells doom for a guy like me!

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be sitting on the beach watching this 40 foot anomaly, but alass, I’m in my office clapping away at the keyboard. Oh well, there will be time for vacation fun soon, today I just need to plan on staying warm if I can so that’s what I’m going to focus on!

What to do? It’s given me some great ideas on a few minor changes to our Mission Repair website and some pricing that was due to change. So starting today, you’ll see a wave of markdowns on a few key services and repairs (Samsung Galaxy SIII glass repair for example) so Troy and I will post those price changes today.

Stay tuned…stay warm, or if you’re in Hawaii, stay dry.

Take care, Ryan