Well, Shrimptern has departed for parts far away, traveling home halfway across the country. What an incredible week, and so enriching for a friendship.
It's a bit scary when two extreme hobbyists and foodies get together and symbiose!
Yesterday while chewing the fat, after finally finding some real estate in the tornado storm of the Shrimporium, getting that BEAST of WF 3.0 actually live
, running feeds to the tanks, we were rewarded to see 5 red tigers non-chalantly wander out of the weeds displaying their loads of eggs! Mind you, this is two weeks into dead water tanks, awaiting the new system. Spring is upon us and with it prime breeding season, and for this reason DK is most
grateful for all the willing assistance Shrimptern provided with energy, tunes, and bright blue eyes! This was such a great experience DK will be slunking off to ponder how to do much more of this thing...
One thing that happened was DK was forced to take apart an injector down to the guts, which frightened her, but once inside she was glad of it, learning the way it works and now she's no longer intimidated about the black box-ness of those things - she now knows exactly how they work, and therefore how things can go astray and therefore how to fix them.
Shrimptern didn't mention it, but on the last (daily) trip to Lowes, we ran into DK's fav plumbing guy, who of course chewed the fat with us a good half hour before we were able to go find our parts. Turns out, Lowes plumbing manager knew some folks darned near where Shrimptern lives and had some pretty good anecdotal stories thereof.
Oh, and here's the latest configuration of DKWF 3.0. Up until the day before we fired her up live, DK was awaking in the wees with new EUREKA moments, how to re-configure the beast for one reason or another, mostly to do with new objectives enabled by the new technology, and with chemistry compatibility and component maintenance in mind.
Also a shot of the 75 we moved from upstairs down to the Shrimporium.
Life is short folks, and the world is full of folks, quite a few of them amazing people.
DK closes this post with one of her driving quotes, appropriately from the original Dr. Doolittle soundtrack.
Shrimptern, this is for you.
DK knows this
- one of her favorite quotes -
will especially speak to you,
and your week here:
"Our lives tick by like pendulum swings,
Delicate things, butterfly wings,
Life is full of beautiful things,
Beautiful people, too.
Beautiful people, like you."
I've already discovered what you left me in the fridge...
AND IN OTHER NEWS...................................