Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eclectic mix of stuff...

I have a few things that are worth blogging about, so I'm gonna get em all out there at once in chronological order.

A few weeks ago I went to Denny Aubaugh's charity car show. He opens up his personal car collection to the public once a year, and donates all the money to Ankeny schools. I think he raises about $50,000 which is pretty good for a 1 day show at $10 / head. Denny is a billionaire who made all his money with something to do with chemicals. He's a BIG Chevy convertible fanatic, and has one from every year starting back in 1912.

This is his underground garage facing one direction:

And here's a pic going in the other direction:

It's absolutely unbelievable to see all these cars in mint condition. Pictures don't do it justice.

He also hosted an outdoor drive-in car show that brought in some pretty good stuff as well.
This one is for sale, and let's just say I'm glad I left the checkbook at home, or I would have driven it home.
(For obvious reasons)

Last Friday my team and I donated a day to Habitat for Humanity. Our tasks for the day were to cut down a bunch of trees (chainsaw work!!!!), paint, and set up some scaffolding for another Habitat house going up nearby. We had a great time pretending to be blue collar workers for the day, and even managed to get out early for a few cold ones. Here we are at the end of the shift in front of the house we were working on.

A couple days ago I stopped in to see the newest member of the Wierson family. Caden Elliot.
He's an 8 lb beast with size 10 1/2 feet already.

Congrats to Chad on Linz on this wonderful addition to their family.
I look forward to seeing him grow up in Jack Trice Stadium.