With the Christmas holiday approaching quickly (less then one week away now) Trixie Sobieck and Jean Poquette Hansen, Queen of Chicken Night, decided that a preholiday inspection was in order. In years past Sobieck and Hansen were called upon to help with last minute cleaning chores and decorating to make the Kat and Mick Report Offices and living quarters somewhat more pleasing to the eye for visitors. On Wednesday of last week the two dropped in and gave their inspection. With remodeling and finishing work still going on the living quarters the general appearance is still dismal with furniture piled up in the living room and rugs rolled up and placed over the top. The sight of the pandemonium was too much for Hansen who immediately broke out in hives while wringing her hands and murmuring "where are we going to go with all this stuff, the basement is still full from last year." While it is true that the basement is still full from last year the upside is that the remodeling is nearly finished for the holiday season and furniture can be put back in place, and there is still room on the deck for the rest of the stuff and I have plenty of tarps. Also no doubt there will be another truckload ready to go to Goodwill by the end of the week creating even more space. J. P. Hansen need not worry her pretty head as her services will not be needed this year with all the lead time we have to complete the project.
The calendar and DVD sale is going well with about 13 orders on hand now and I'm told that the people who ordered and are going to be at the Christmas Eve celebration will not be disappointed. Even as you read this calendar pages are flying off of Tim Lades printer and DVD's are popping out of the Treml's DVD writer. With just a couple more sales we think we may have enough to purchase a large count down timer capable of counting down each quarter of the Turkey Bowl. This will enhance our Turkey Bowl experience even further, thanks to all who have ordered our wonderful offer and those of you who are about to order. With the huge success of this years calendar next years should be even better, I'm told the commissioner is looking into aerial photography for next years game, TB VI. With the high cost of Airplane photography we are hoping to once again tap family members for their services in obtaining the pictures needed for the Calendar. Family member Sarah Poquette and local wichen will be expected to circle the field a few times each quarter with her moms digital and snap a few shots from the sky for the newsletter and calendar. Backing her up with the official KAMR news camera will be Mary Meeuwsen, known to many as Doats, and well known for guiding her broom through many dangerous situations. Together the two will pilot their wood and straw flying devices around the field before and during the game to provide exclusive photos for the calendar and newsletter.
Christmas eve this year will be at THE KAT AND MICK REPORT facility as mentioned before. The starting time will be 6 PM with and for those of you concerned about what to bring here is the rundown. The meat and rolls are covered as is the potato dish. If you wish to bring food then bring another dish to pass. Liquid refreshment will not be provided and you should bring what ever you would like to drink be it soft drink or something more substantial.
Tim and Joanie Lade have put in an offer and it has been accepted for a house in Allouez according to Tim. The house located near the back of the Green Bay Correctional Facility is perfect for the couple and is large enough for Tim's dad to live with them. The deal set to go down in March is delayed until then so as to give the Lade's enough time to sell their existing condo located on the Royal Scot Golf Course. The Lades who have owned three houses in as many years are trying to complete the deal so that Tim's elderly father can live with a family member. Tim's dad is currently living in an assisted living village for the aged and feels somewhat out of place there. Still active in building small things and doing small projects there is no place for him to do that in his apartment. The new home will offer him enough room in the garage for him to do that.
Check out the new UNSPORTSMANLIKE COMMENT on the Sports Page of the site. That's all the news that is news, see ya and Merry Christmas.
December 19, 2004
J. P. HANSEN ABOUT TO BREAK OUT IN HIVES AS SHE SEES THE WORK YET TO BE COMPLETED ON THE KAMR FACILITY JUST DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
A FEW ODDS AND ENDS REMAIN TO GET THE HOUSE IN SHAPE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
THE MAIN TRANSPORTATION FOR DOATS AND SARAH
AIMEE POQUETTE PLAYS SANTA THE THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY HELD AT THE KAMR FACILITY
XMAS EVE SUCCESS - KAMR FACILITY READY IN TIME
December 26, 2004
Despite last minute complications the frenzy came to an end early this year in the war against clutter at THE KAT AND MICK REPORT offices and living quarters. Certain items were brought to the basement and some were brought to the upstairs bedrooms while still other items were collected and set aside for Goodwill. People began to arrive at about 20 minutes before the hour of 6 and the place had never looked better with the preparations being completed some 2 hours earlier. Some thought attendance was down this year but at the peak of the influx before anyone left there were still a couple of places that people could stand and be out of the main traffic areas. Bitter cold may have affected attendance with the mercury struggling to climb above the 0 mark all day. Temps have consistently risen since with the reading at press time at +6F. Beverages that people brought were beginning to freeze in the cold outside the door if unprotected. Some were able to protect their items from freezing by placing them in the snow. Efforts to finish the new sun room were ceased at the installation of a shelf over the new openings cut in the wall entering the room. Repair of the wall was completed as was the wiring and painting well before the party. The Kat had no shortage nick knacks to place on the shelf upon it's completion, only one lone snowman came tumbling down from the overhead perch the afternoon of the party injuring no one.
Because of the large turn out activities were held to a minimum with drinking and watching the Turkey Bowl DVD about the only things going on. There was a "media free" designation given to the sun room where most of the people who did not wish to see the replay of the Turkey Bowl gathered. The DVD was excellently edited by Scott Treml with a couple of different versions played the night of the party. The game was run three times with many watching all three showings. The highlight of the video was Ben Hock hitting the tree and Trixie falling on him to "protect him" in her words.
The Calendar DVD sales went through the roof with sales far above expectations Thanks to the combined efforts of Tim Lade on the calendar and Scott Treml on the DVD. All calendars that were preprinted before Christmas Eve are gone and an unprecedented second printing has been ordered for more to fill orders. With funds collected from the sales an electronic count down clock can be added to the score board at the very least. We hope to have enough to complete an all new all electronic score board built especially for Poquette Field.
Bob VanLanen got a visit from Robin Williams recently as Williams toured with the USO in the desert areas around Iraq including Qatar where Bob is. As you recall he visited Turkey two years ago when Alex was stationed there. He visited Germany as well this year at The Ramstein Air Force Base where Alex is stationed now. Again Alex saw his act and after he visited with the boys and he actually said to Alex "You were in Turkey two years ago weren't you?" That's all the news that is news, see ya.
THE WALL COMPLETE WITH THE SHELF
THE 2004 TREE
DICK LEADS EVERYONE IN A CHRISTMAS CAROLE
GUESTS ARE RIVITED TO THE TV WITH THE SHOWING OF THE TURKEY BOWL DVD