So, weather perfect, wind perfect. Me, not so perfect (as usual) Rolled in approx 1030hrs, immediately got jumped by a half dozen folks apparently obsessed with my attendance report card. Most all our og's were there, except CaveDuck supporting his Sat launch at the Cape. Set up camp next to Larry Brand (the Doctor of tube fins) and yes he really has a degree! He had a humongous tube fin monstrosity he was tweaking on, loading the biggest J in the catalogue. I helped him rack it (on a ROD!). I thot I was old school. Magic time and he stuffs it to 18k. Just 29-30 feet over waiver. Must been a thermal, yeah, that's it, a thermal. He got ripped off for the spot landing award, landing his SpaceX Falcon Heavy Lifter about two feet from where he was standing by the safety line for the pads. I told you the wind was amazing. Dog barf came down like snow flakes, often from as high as maybe 5k. Cool to see. Bunches of elevator rides to the top floor to the ladies lingerie section. Great cert flights to levels 1 and 2. Some dramatic pad fires, motor blow throughs, and some exciting skywriting under thrust but the bird survived (kinda). Walking back from racking and there was a perfect 38mm grain just lying by a pad. From an earlier cato. We played "guess the grain" until I returned it to it's rightful owner. Fuel for the bonfire. Perfect condition, not even scorching. Testing on the Funk Saucer went according to plan, with mass/balance test for future nite ops going on an I-170. Cris' Apogee unit fitted into the Initiator test mule was perfect, except the dang G-80 made a much longer walk. Shoulda brought a F or smaller. I like it and will go with it and a JLCR next week. I'm becoming allergic to walking. Cris was running alt tests all day long with the prototype he's releasing soon. I won't steal any thunder from him so he can announce it when He's ready. We both walked down memory lane for a bit, realizing he came up with his first prototype ten frickin years ago! I was there, dammit. Where does the time go? (Please don't say "It flies!-done to death.) Got with Val, kinda encouraging him to sell his ignitor kits. Used one on that antique G-80 and it will lite dirt for such a tiny starter. We plan to meet at ROC next week and I can give him some boron to play with. Wind forecasted to come up in the evening so the evening smorgasbord, bonfire and drunken revelry was cancelled to day before. No harm, no foul. Rolled up the circus tent, loaded the elephants in the trunk (everything masses out more after a launch, even without extra playa dressing on your salad.) On the road about 1630, getting home approx 2000hrs and didn't even unload. Dinner followed by my impersonation of a corpse. Work at 0400 and drug my way thru the red tape and bureaucracy. Can't wait to play again next week. Straight smoke and good chutes.