Monthly Archives: May 2012

Thursday, 31 May 2012

07:40 – Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments is officially complete and off to O’Reilly’s production folks. I’ve already issued several purchase orders for the forensics kits, and will be putting together and issuing more of them over the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

07:41 – You’ve probably seen phenolphthalein used as an acid-base indicator. In solutions ranging from acidic to moderately basic, phenolphthalein is colorless; at pH 10 and higher, phenolphthalein is fuchsia. (Okay, “fuchsia” is a girl-color, and I annoy Barbara by … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

08:25 – Barbara is off to take her dad to the doctor and then head in to work. Her mom and dad both seem to be doing fine. Over the next couple of months, we’ll focus on building inventory of … Continue reading

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Monday, 28 May 2012

08:02 – It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., the day set aside to remember those who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom. Although the official purpose of Memorial Day is to remember those who gave their lives in the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

14:13 – I’ve spent today catching up on things that Barbara wanted to do but needed me available for. We went out to Home Depot to look at deck materials and pick up a few items. Then we spent some … Continue reading

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

07:08 – Here’s a fun video of a city-girl reporter visiting Amber Marshall’s farm. Ms. Marshall seems an interesting young woman. She’s the star of the excellent TV series Heartland, which just finished its fifth season. She bought a farm … Continue reading

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Friday, 25 May 2012

07:25 – Barbara’s hoping her dad will be released from the hospital today, but we won’t know until later today. Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture is now complete and off to our editor. It’s … Continue reading

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

08:10 – Barbara’s dad is still in the hospital, and probably will be for the next couple of days. Barbara said he’d lost about four pounds (~ two kilos), all of which was water weight. They’ll continue to dry him … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

07:35 – After having two months’ worth of rain a week ago, we had another month’s worth of rain last night. That’s a total of about 9.5 inches (24 cm) in one week. The reservoirs should be bursting at the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

06:57 – I’m still working heads-down on the forensics book, putting together consolidated equipment/chemicals/specimens lists from all of the lab sessions. I should finish that up today or tomorrow, which means the manuscript is complete. I’ll then go back and … Continue reading

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