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  1. Celestial's Avatar
    Thanks to you both. Daddy better not break anything on MY watch, Kurt! Don't suppose if you know if it's normal to develop seizure activity with Parkinson's? I'm an NP, but not in neuro.
    Fort - I am a rotten daughter, my SISTER is the amazing one!
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Hang in there Celestial! It sounds incredibly stressful. But y you're being a great daughter.
  3. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Sucks watching the parents go down. We had to drag my mom kicking and screaming to assisted living facility two years ago. Just died last year and my dad is starting to lose it. Good luck. If one of them breaks a hip, my bro is a acetabular surgeon of some renown in Houston. Keep swimming. Only thing that keeps me sane.
  4. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Good point Steve. I'll personally make sure they are taken care of. Come on up any time
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nageur
    Thank you- you are awesome!
    Your'e welcome! So much more fun to swim with a buddy!
  6. __steve__'s Avatar
    Those growlers go flat quickly. Don't make me drive up and open them


    (yes, beer is good in a coffee cup too)
  7. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Several years ago I was executive platinum with American due to my international travel and the difference between American and Southwest is markedly different. My impression is that Southwest make things easy whereas American there is always a some challenge or dilemma that you have to overcome. That said I have been flying American again this year and they are definitely better than I recall. I think the most annoying thing about yesterday was that I was allowed to buy the change of flight without being notified that the flight was delayed and then due to the delays I could not get back onto the original flight. I will take some of the blame for not looking at the departure board before confirming the change but there was no alert on the booking machine. Oh well I got home and it was not the end of the world.
    Yeah, that is definitely annoying. I flew American not that long ago. One time was for work and on the last leg our plane was very delayed because of storms that had affected the plane that was going to be ours. Weather happens but the weird thing was that they changed the gate six times and never made an announcement. I got text messages, as did many people waiting, but there was an older couple who didn't know how to text and they almost got left behind the first time it changed. After that the text folks made sure to let them know. Then they didn't make an announcement when they started boarding the plane and I had almost dozed off. If I'd missed the flight because of that I would have been . And every time my fiance and I travel together we get stranded somewhere! Last time it was Dallas because of those horrible rains that hit Texas so badly. Fortunately I had Marriott points so we got a hotel pretty easily without spending real money. It took forever to get home and we ended up in Pensacola instead of Mobile. You can't do anything about weather but I was so tired and we ended up missing a day of work. Air travel is not so fun.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    Wow, if that's the first time you've had a disappointment and you fly with them most of the time, given how much you fly that's seriously impressive!
    Several years ago I was executive platinum with American due to my international travel and the difference between American and Southwest is markedly different. My impression is that Southwest make things easy whereas American there is always a some challenge or dilemma that you have to overcome. That said I have been flying American again this year and they are definitely better than I recall. I think the most annoying thing about yesterday was that I was allowed to buy the change of flight without being notified that the flight was delayed and then due to the delays I could not get back onto the original flight. I will take some of the blame for not looking at the departure board before confirming the change but there was no alert on the booking machine. Oh well I got home and it was not the end of the world.
  9. ekw's Avatar
    Wow, if that's the first time you've had a disappointment and you fly with them most of the time, given how much you fly that's seriously impressive!
  10. Nageur's Avatar
    Thank you- you are awesome!
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    The BU meet is always that second weekend in December, mid-December.

    Thanks! I will check it out.

    Are you planning to change teams to that global team or stay on RAM?
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Ooh, the Woodlands pool does sound great. I will run that by Mr. Fort. I suspect he'll be fine with it as I've really done so little traveling in the last two years since moving here. Is there a meet entry form yet? Is it SCY or SCM?
    I am definitely planning on the BU meet. That would be awesome if you guys come out for that. The thing that I really like about the meet is that it is very large and there is a lot of rest between events.
    scm

    i just emailed you the info I have from our LMSC.

    I was looking at SPMS in LA again but it's outdoors and I think my daughters big meet will be the first weekend in December. The BU meet looks like it's the following weekend.
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Ooh, the Woodlands pool does sound great. I will run that by Mr. Fort. I suspect he'll be fine with it as I've really done so little traveling in the last two years since moving here. Is there a meet entry form yet? Is it SCY or SCM?
    I am definitely planning on the BU meet. That would be awesome if you guys come out for that. The thing that I really like about the meet is that it is very large and there is a lot of rest between events.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ande
    4:28.0 is outstanding &
    54.9 is an excellent 100 fr split that's like a 55.6 or so flat start
    way to go
    Thanks Ande. We missed you.....We hope to make this an annual meet so hopefully we will see you next year.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am glad your feeling better. Summer colds or allergies stink!

    The Woodlands pool is in doors and it's fast. Katie Ledecky set world two world records in the pool last year. This image has something going on with the lighting but you will get a pretty good sense of the pool:

    https://www.teamunify.com/gmswmst/Us...eb%20Small.JPG

    You can google "Conroe ISD Aquatic center images"

    Its similar to our pool in Rockwall. The meet is 7-8 November.

    Also my team is looking at a travel meet to Boston for the BU meet in December and if your going to go to it that's another option for us to swim on a relay! Looks like I have about 5 or 6 of our faster swimmers interested. I hope we have a larger group since this meet looks awesome based on previous years results. I have been unable to find dates for the BU meet yet but I am assuming it's 11-13 December.
    Updated August 23rd, 2015 at 03:28 PM by StewartACarroll
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I hope you feel better. Did you get my email?
    Much better thanks.

    I did get it, just mulling it over.

    Is the Woodlands meet outside? The main deterrent is that I have a meet in VA on Oct. 25, so if it's the 1-2 of Nov, that's too close together.
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I hope you feel better. Did you get my email?
  18. rxleakem's Avatar
    Thanks Karl, it was a fun event for my first Nationals. I was pleased with my swims and enjoyed meeting many from the blogs.

    I am not yet ordained, but a temporary officiant which is allowable under Vermont law (kinda like a fill in justice of the peace). I was able to work with a pastor friend to plan a special ceremony
  19. ande's Avatar
    4:28.0 is outstanding &
    54.9 is an excellent 100 fr split that's like a 55.6 or so flat start
    way to go
  20. ande's Avatar
    congratulations
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