Monthly Archives: February 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014

11:31 – The Lawnmower Medic is out back working on Barbara’s mower, sharpening the blade, changing oil, and otherwise getting it ready for spring. When I met him at the door, out of the blue he said, “You know, with … Continue reading

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

09:06 – With two days left in the month, we’re only about $200 short of doubling revenues over last February. This time of year, things are pretty slow and sporadic. We’ll probably sell two or three more kits over the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

10:34 – As I was making up chemicals yesterday, I thought again about how different chemists pronounce chemical names differently. The first time I remember this happening was my freshman year of college. I used the chemical name strontium and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

11:09 – Busy morning so far, issuing purchase orders for kit components. I decided that restocking to a level sufficient for 500 kits would take too much storage space, so I’m instead placing orders sufficient for 300 kits, in addition … Continue reading

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Monday, 24 February 2014

10:19 – The morning paper reports a murder in Winston-Salem, our second of the year. I find it interesting how the newspaper code words have changed. Forty years ago, the paper would probably have reported that the murder took place … Continue reading

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

10:32 – Today, we’re assembling chemical bags for another three dozen chemistry kits. I was down in the basement binning bottles for the chemical bags and Barbara was taking her shower. Suddenly, I heard scrabbling on the hardwood floor upstairs. … Continue reading

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

08:26 – Another science study, this one confirming something that ordinary people have known for about 30,000 years now: Dogs can detect emotion in human voices, study shows Humans and dogs have lived in mutualistic symbiosis for more than 30 … Continue reading

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Friday, 21 February 2014

08:23 – I never did hear back from USPS tech support, but things started working normally again as of this morning. We now have our backlog of kits labeled and ready to be picked up. One would think USPS would … Continue reading

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

07:29 – There was an article in the paper this morning about the collapse of USPS here since the winter storm. Incredibly, some people still did not receive delivery on Tuesday. Heads should roll over this, starting with the postmaster. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

07:42 – I managed to get five kits shipped yesterday. The others will just have to wait until the USPS Click-and-Ship website will allow me to print postage labels again. I’ll keep trying throughout the day. Meanwhile, I have kits … Continue reading

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