It is time to relax and breakout the beer! Pat is very happy we had a great conference. It seems each conference our leadership raises the bar. I can’t wait to see what is next. I think the executive committee will take some much deserved down time to catch up with all they have put on hold for the past few weeks.
Archive of the '2012 Show Events' Category
My friend John McDonald told me his electrical substation book will be on the market in a couple of weeks, but you can buy it at the show and get a discount. Be sure to visit the CRC Press booth before the show closes and get a copy. It is one of the best substation books I have seen and yes, I did buy one. John will have to sign it for me.
I hope you made it to the networking reception last night. I have never seen so many people eating, drinking, and talking. It was a lot of fun meeting old friends and making new ones.
The folks at Salisbury have been doing training since the floor opened. They have the tools and the models set up to give you first hand experience with the equipment. Where else can an engineer or a manager get to work the tools? Try it at home and you get into problems with the union. Do it here and learn.
The floor was closing and I was just able to get this shot. I’ll get over there the first thing in the morning and see how it was finished. I am also going to get my photo in it. Thomas & Betts promised an exciting ending.
This is a fascinating thing to watch taking place right before your eyes. The depth of field this art work is starting to show - wow.
Well, it looks like I am not the only one running slowly today! This is the quiet before the storm. But I know soon the floor will be hopping to finish everything up.
We have broken all kinds of records. We had over 12,000 attendees registered yesterday and today they are expecting many more. Walk-ins are always very high once the floor is active. Someone told me the exhibitors are now over 770 in number. When I look around the floor I believe it.
I don’t think my golf playing buddies could drive a ball from one end of this place to the other.
After catching up with the swamp part of the family, we went back to Miami. There was a casino set up and everyone was given money to gamble with. I saw all kinds of games of chance in the room.
This place was like a three ring circus. The action was going hard and fast. The folks at the planning committee really out did themselves. Last Expo we shut down the Mississippi and had a fireworks display you would not believe. This year we had the fire works inside at the two parties running parallel.
If you missed it tonight - to bad. Don’t miss the next Expo in 2014 at Chicago! Tommy tells me it will be even better.
The swamp side of the family was present tonight. I remember seeing Cousin Thing at family reunions when I was a kid. He hasn’t changed a bit in all these years. I think this is the first time Pam has meet this side of the family.
We had the choice of two parties tonight. Yes, that is correct two parties! We had one focused on the Miami of the 50s and the other one The Swamp. Miami was really fun, the music hot, and the food great. But I’m from an area north of Miami and I felt more at home in the swamp.
I remember my drill sergeant picking on me and my friends. He told us we should thank God every day that we had joined up and got out of the swamps. Otherwise we wouldn’t know what shoes were. He was probably right.We each got two pairs of boots just for joining the service.