Saturday, November 3, 2012

GSA Charlottte, Day One --we're ready!

This morning Christina and I guided our big rental truck into the Charlotte Convention Center and we unloaded.

We now have around two tons of gear arranged in a 20 x 30-foot space.   Hundreds of individual items -- pumps, power supplies, tools, brochures, video monitors.  Backups for everything.

We drove this stuff 600 miles over the last two days.  No other way for us; we can't trust shippers, they break and lose things.

So, after months of planning, and two weeks of packing, today is huge for us.

We've done it, we're ready; the models are full of water, running, and ready for Sunday's GSA open!









5 comments:

Lockwood said...

Out of curiosity, how do you deal with the wet media when the convention ends?

Steve Gough said...

We drain the boxes for a couple of hours and then pack it wet; it's a bit heavier, but maybe 40 lbs per "pickle bucket" we carry it in :)

Lockwood said...

*ouch!*

MK said...

Sorry, the soil mechanics part of my brain kicked in, calculating that as about 2/3 of a cubic foot...

I should have my students calculate the field capacity of the plastic sand sometime soon.

Steve Gough said...

MK, that would be cool, we have some general ideas, but have never studied it formally. Probably similar to a very sandy loam.