8 new tanks

I put together eight new hydroponic tank’s this morning with multiple aeration stones wach. I have one pump that runs all 8.

It is starting to appear that aeration does a lot better than Kratky and also requires less filling of the individual jars. At this point I’m inclined to give away the jars as it’s too much up keep on a larger scale. The root development is also quite different, so the transition into the aerated tanks could be a problem.

32 plants switched over. The tanks aren’t very deep, which seems ideal in principle, but that may be a challenge down the road if roots get out of control.

My largest tank is doing the best.

And my first (and much smaller tank) is doing the worse. Though I wonder if it is due to the weak a bubbles. I may add more stones today and see what happens.

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hot air balloon and pyramids

We were up early this morning, but it turned out to be worth. We had such a nice experience on the hot air balloon today…we had to wait a bit for the mist to go away and then launched with about 50 other balloons.

They have no control other than up and down, so 50 balloons just float over a small town and then land wherever they can.

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Mexico City

We arrived to Mexico City the day before yesterday for a few days of vacation. Yun lived here in her early years – it’s my first visit. The city is enormous with nearly 20 million people. Traffic is absolute madness.

Also not cheap, at least in the part of town we ended up. Dinner our first night was spectacular.

There is an abundance of food options. Fortunately, wr have to walk a lot, so there’s balance. We walked nearly 10 miles yesterday according to my tracker.

The natural history museum was impressive. Yun loves this stuff. Im generally bored within minutes. Even so, it was all very impressive.

We went to the castle in town after the museum. We had walked about 7 miles at that point, so I found it all exhausting.

We got up this mornimg at 3.30am to take a journey to some pyrmids. We booked an air balloon flight which required the early departure.

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John Craigie concert

Good Night Texas opened – it was a good show. Brant, Stacy, Matt, Dana, and Charles.

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The pop up camper has been making some pretty good progress. This last weekend I had Gab and Orlando up for some work.

For the most part, the inside is done, all of the appliances are now working except for the fridge. I think I’m gonna replace that with an ice cooler as the fridge is fueled by propane.

This last weekend we resealed the roof with a number of coats. All of the decals have been removed from the outside and then I had it primed and painted.

I still need to replace the external fixtures and lights. I have them all… we just ran out of time.

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Big Moon

We had such a big moon last night. And somehow I was able to capture a pretty decent shot with my phone.

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Chad’s Wedding

Last weekend we spent up north of Phoenix for Chad and Bailey’s wedding. We went up on friday and returned on Sunday. We had such a fun time.

Chad is an old friend and now my boss. He actually attended our wedding nearly twenty years ago.

It was a beautiful outdoor wedding with a cowboy theme. I borrowed some boots from a friend in Mexico.

They had donkeys helping to serve drinks. Yun wants to get a donkey now. They seem like a lot of fun.

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We went to a farm for a dinner tonight for a 6-course dinner. The food was a bit exotic, but a fun experience.

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Who rented a nice little place right on the water. We got in late last night. My sister surprised us in Nanaimo. It was a long journey to get here. When we arrived last night we wanted to tour the property in the dark.

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