Archive for March, 2017

The undefeated Sioux City Bandits took the lead in the first half of the game and never looked back, beating the Phantoms 62 to 35.  The Bandits clearly have a good team.  Their status clearly show that they had the upper hand.  And let’s be as fair as we can be.  The Phantoms are a new team, we apparently haven’t figured out our strengths and weaknesses to the point where we are ready to compete with the top teams.  Or so it would appear. (more…)

Arena Football Returns to Kansas City.  Okay, it’s not the Arena Football League we all remember from back when the  Brigade and Command played in Kansas City.  But then, the old Arena Football League (AFL) is nothing like the original league.  But it’s Arena Football and that means fast paced, high scoring, and sometime aggravating.

Welcome the Kansas City Phantoms, the latest addition to the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF).  And welcome to the Silverstein Eye Center (Independence Event Center) Arena, a smaller, and somewhat more comfortable option to Arena football at the Sprint Center in Downtown Kansas City. (more…)

Training In Denver

March 18, 2017

 

I have done a bit of travelling as a part of my work in the Construction Services Industry.  I have traveled out of town for classes, and I have traveled out of town for job sites.  My trip to Denver was the first time that I actually flew out of town for either.

Post-Tensoning Level I – Certification Class.  It is one of those certifications that may or may not develop into a pain in the ass in the long run.  I have done Post-Tensioning Inspections on Slabs in the past, but what I was about to be introduced to was a completely new nightmare.  Not that complicated, just detailed and a lot of it.

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So I found myself in beautiful Linn Missouri (sigh).  Not a lot to do here but go to class.  Took off at 4:30am on Monday morning to make the two hour drive to this little hamlet about 25 miles east of Jefferson City on US 50 Hwy.  Found my way to class, and then at lunch, started the process of settling in for the night.

There is ONE hotel in Linn Missouri.  I guess I could have driven into Jefferson City, but I went ahead and got a room at the Stone Hearth Hotel by the school I was taking class at.  Hey, I got my AARP discount!  And he even tossed in a room upgrade for me.  NICE ROOM!  Internet was a bit sketchy, and on this trip that was an problem with Verizon barely connected in the area. (more…)

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