As many of you know, Harm and I have been busy building our horse/hay barn. We finally completed the structure on December 9th, a year to the day we brought home the last pieces of the barn. It was a great accomplishment but without the help of friends and family, would have been very difficult to achieve! A few of our AMO+ family helped - Ken Edwards, Mike and Gail Putz, and Jodee Scott. Although we still need to build stalls, etc. inside, we have decided to start that part of the project when the weather gets warmer and our energy levels have returned to normal.
Because of all this activity (as well as preparing Harm's shop for the winter and normal farm work), I have not been posting as much as I should have. For that, I apologize. I will try to do a better job this year and encourage each of you to provide me with an article in which others will be interested. I know Ken Edwards is busy building Angelo's 1974 Javelin; Harm and I will be putting Babs' 1970 Trans Am Javelin together after too many years in process; Mike and Harm have been working on his 1974 Javelin. There must be many others who are working on their cars, if in no other capacity but to clean/buff/tweak! Send me your stories and pictures, and I will post them.
We'll also be choosing a date for our next meeting which we traditionally use to plan for the coming year. I appreciate that, despite numerous events scheduled for 2015, many of us were unable to attend many of them. It seems to be a sign of our times - family commitments, work, health, lack of funds, etc. There should be no guilt for the events that you cannot attend - just good times in getting your AMC out there for others to enjoy.
On a sad note, after many years of struggling physically, Sandy Davis' Mom, Mary Seymour, passed away on December 22nd. On behalf of the club, flowers were sent to Sandy and Marty. A loss at any time of year is hard, but it was especially tough before Christmas. We hope they will be comforted by the many lovely memories and the friendship of their AMO+ family.
As in past years, resolutions are made and often discarded fairly quickly. Whatever you decide to do to improve yourself, take baby steps so you don't overwhelm yourself. Hang in there!
On behalf of Harm and I, we would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing more of you this year!
Barb van der Veen, Website Editor/Social Convenor