07:36 - Well, of those six chemistry kits I put together yesterday afternoon, three are spoken for by overnight orders. I may run dry again by this afternoon. We’ll assemble another two dozen over the weekend and get started on yet another batch of 30.
I also need to get some purchase orders issued. When I called one of our vendors yesterday to check price and availability, several items were back-ordered, some until mid-October. Fortunately, I have other sources for all the stuff with long lead times.
16:20 - We’ve sold a total of only four chemistry kits today, so we still have two left. I’m headed downstairs shortly to box up 24 more, or as many as I can do with the components we have on hand and ready to use.
Barbara is always coming up with new ideas for how to use my new shipping scale. It’s accurate to one gram up to 20 kg, so there are quite a few things I can use it for. Here’s her latest suggestion.
And I just found out something else it works fine for. I’d ordered 400 alligator clip leads, which come in packages of five in small plastic bags, all contained in a large plastic bag. So instead of counting to make sure I had 80 of the small bags, I just weighed the big bag, which was 3.99 kilos. I then weighed five of the small plastic bags, which weighed 0.25 kilos. Much faster than counting, and less subject to error.
Oh, and FedEx just showed up with two early copies of Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments. It looks great.