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3 minutes ago, mattie g said:

No more B meets for us. We start the season with a B meet and end with an A meet.

We host divisionals this Saturday, which is going to be a show. I'm taking the day off on Friday to watch the girls while the wife gets ready for concessions...

All I’m taking away from these posts is to steer my daughter away from competitive swimming.

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We got two more inches of rain down here today, from a JULY COLD FRONT!. We are not supposed to get cold fronts down here in July! We have had 32.3 inches of rain so far this year. We are above average for this region and especially for our summer climatology. Temps have been milder than usual too, only in the low 90s with dewpoints averaging in the mid to upper 70s. The garden is really growing, some of my cucumber vines are growing 3 inches a day!

This is turning into a very very unusually WET summer for central Texas!

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On 7/15/2021 at 11:19 AM, H2O said:

Speaking of retirement.  Tomorrow is my last day.  Then 

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I hope you have a very very good time! Maybe you should try chasing storms, or have fun at the northeastern ski resorts come winter! Or both lol!

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16 hours ago, mattie g said:

No more B meets for us. We start the season with a B meet and end with an A meet.

We host divisionals this Saturday, which is going to be a show. I'm taking the day off on Friday to watch the girls while the wife gets ready for concessions...

Dude. Dude dude. 
 

Our B meet last night was a joke. Didn’t finish until 9:30. Coaches were pissed. Team reps were pissed. Lots of just tired and frustrated volunteers. Tons of bratty kids being loud. Lots of rude ass parents complaining about everything.
 

My voice is shot from having to yell and speak over the noise.
 

Never again do I want to do that type of meet. Now I have to nurse my vocal chords because I will be working the Divisionals 

Im supposed to be retired. Lol 

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11 minutes ago, H2O said:

Dude. Dude dude. 
 

Our B meet last night was a joke. Didn’t finish until 9:30. Coaches were pissed. Team reps were pissed. Lots of just tired and frustrated volunteers. Tons of bratty kids being loud. Lots of rude ass parents complaining about everything.
 

My voice is shot from having to yell and speak over the noise.
 

Never again do I want to do that type of meet. Now I have to nurse my vocal chords because I will be working the Divisionals 

Im supposed to be retired. Lol 

That sounds awful. 9:30 is just too much. And it sounds like what some of the volunteers went through in our final B meet.

I didn't realize how intense the summer swim season could be until this year. Practice every morning (which is another practice on top of year-round swim for some kids); meets on Saturday morning, then on and Monday evening; a couple Wednesday-evening meets near the end of the season; then finishing up with Divisionals (and All-Stars). It's a LOT to cram into a less than two months, and by the end the kids and parents are both worn out.

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2 hours ago, mattie g said:

That sounds awful. 9:30 is just too much. And it sounds like what some of the volunteers went through in our final B meet.

I didn't realize how intense the summer swim season could be until this year. Practice every morning (which is another practice on top of year-round swim for some kids); meets on Saturday morning, then on and Monday evening; a couple Wednesday-evening meets near the end of the season; then finishing up with Divisionals (and All-Stars). It's a LOT to cram into a less than two months, and by the end the kids and parents are both worn out.

Sounds like when son played travel hockey (Roanoke). It was a 55-60 minute drive TO the practice, which  was 3 days a week, then games every weekend alternating between home (an hour away for us) and away. But it WAS travel, teams were in Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Richmond and Winston-Salem. The BEST one was the two years ATLANTA (Gwinnett)  joined the league!! It basically was minor league hockey minus the pay for the players or the bus lol.

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On 7/15/2021 at 11:19 AM, H2O said:

Speaking of retirement.  Tomorrow is my last day.  Then 

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Congrats!  Make sure you invite a certain diabetic nimrod from Michigan to the party.

seriously congrats. I am big time Jelly. I have about another 8 years at least.

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2 hours ago, Quixotic1 said:

Congrats!  Make sure you invite a certain diabetic nimrod from Michigan to the party.

seriously congrats. I am big time Jelly. I have about another 8 years at least.

Thank you!  I won’t bother inviting an alpha to a beta retirement party. He has sushi to fillet. 
 

8 years will get done and then you can enjoy the high life. I’m super lucky to be able to and wish everyone could. 

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On 7/20/2021 at 1:40 PM, NorthArlington101 said:

I was feeling tired of summer so I started digging through my photos from winter... need some more of this ASAP.

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This snow pic now graces my laptop screen. Thanks.

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3 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

I’ve finally got around to working on the control panel for the new electric brewery here at the house. Still a long way to go but making progress.


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Sweet. Process control + beer is hard to beat in my book. Looks like you are doing PID control?

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4 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Yep.  PID's for the hot liquor tank and mash tun.  Don't ask me anything technical.  I'm just following instructions.

Dude we need a thread. I want details of your setup. Pictures. Diagrams of the control circuit. Using heating coils and recirc to control mash temp? Pt-100 or thermocouple? Tuning PID loops is fun stuff, I can help you. :D

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3 minutes ago, CAPE said:

Dude we need a thread. I want details of your setup. Pictures. Diagrams of the control circuit. Using heating coils and recirc to control mash temp? Pt-100 or thermocouple? Tuning PID loops is fun stuff, I can help you. :D

How about I bring down to the shore and you wire it! :lol:

I’ll post pics of the tank setup. Basically three 20 gallon tanks, one HLT, mash tun, and boil kettle. HLT controls mash temp.

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