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29 May 2011 @ 10:36 pm
Mist in the tank  
Today was a nice day. Chris didn't get any calls. He may not tomorrow either because of the holiday. I hate that there's no mail. Two straight days of no mail sucks especially when I'm waiting on a bunch of stuff. But on the good side this will piss off my mailman because that means I'll probably get everything at once and all those boxes will have to be placed on the door step so he'll have to get out of the truck hehehe. Good!

I have four highland nepenthes and I've got a neat way to keep them cool at night until I can get a chamber built. Who knows when that will be. Anyway, I got a styrafoam cooler and fill the bottom with ice every night. I put the pots in there on top and cover it. They get their night time temp drops they need. This is the second night so I haven't seen if they're really benifiting from it yet but I have a feeling they definitely will. I have three spourts now and possibly five as two seem to be on the way. I can't wait for them to get their first true leaves.

We went to Lowe's and bought a clear hose for the humdifier. I finally wanted to set it up for my N. northianas. I asked for a foot and a half, and it turned out to be too short. But Chris cut the bottom off a bottle and that works very well to get it to go into the tank. The humidity rizes to 96% which is awesome and temps are in the 80s during the day. I think I will get some very healthy plants this way. I decided to try my first video on Fickr today and it's the last time I'll ever do that. The time limit is 90 seconds! Yes even for a paid account like mine. WTF? It's just not worth it and I made it clear in the description. I'm sticking with youtube when it comes to videos. So here's the only time you'll see me post a video from Flickr. It will leave you wanting more. I didn't even get to explain everything. I'll make a proper youtube one soon.

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Cool Zoraksilvolf on May 30th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
Yeah I'm the same. No mail today cos its a bank holiday. Also all the trash collecting and stuff comes a day later and I hate that too.
Wow, the mist looks awesome in your tank! I love things like that.
Des: Goldfishthagirion on May 30th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I bet if it were trash day they'd take the day off too. It's annoying but we take our trash to the dump. The good thing is we don't have to pay for trash services. It's our way of protesting because when we were living in the city trash pick up was free.
thanks. Everything turns white even when it's on low. I'll make a better video on it soon.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 30th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
That's nice that you get Chris to yourself for a couple of days :)

That's very inventive of you and Chris to get the humidity into the tank. I love the cloud going in and spreading out. Also very inventive of you to get the N Northiana's temperature down. I think your plants will thrive.

That video was very clear if short. It fitted in everything you wanted us to know...I think!

Desthagirion on May 30th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but at the same time we always worry when we aren't getting jobs and the opposite when we do get them.

Yes, I always come up with complex ideas and he simplifies them. Very tipical of INTJ/INTP. I love that. I hope so. My new one is still not happy. The grow tip got burn and now I'm very worried. If there's new growth there's hope so I really do hope it will make a new leaf and can break through the dead tissue. Wait til you see it filled with clouds.

I had to do a few takes to get it in the time limit. I don't like talking fast since I think a lot between pauses. I didn't get everything in so I'll make a real one probably today.
actipton80actipton80 on May 30th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm not upset because of no mail. We did get the paper, but it's private not government. I'm not expecting any mail until Wednesday anyway.
Desthagirion on May 30th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
I like getting mail even if I'm not expecting anything. But this time I am. Just checked the tracking and one of my things is at the post office right now.
earthmother45earthmother45 on May 30th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
That's quite a setup you've got there! Very inventive.

I like what you said about coming up with complicated plans and Chris simplifies them. Pete does the same thing. But I've got to try and try my way first and waste a lot of time, then Pete finally comes to the rescue and it's done. I hate to admit that, but it is so true in this house. :)
Desthagirion on May 31st, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks. Hopefully I can add more to it to make it look nicer.

Sounds like a typical S vs N situation. Sensing types need things explained step by step with no skipping. N's get the idea with just a few steps. From what I saw when I visited and what you said about him liking to talk to people I think he might be an ENTP. I posted a nice video the other day that explains some of the S vs N traits here