Wednesday, 27 July 2011

08:27 – My 30-day estimate may have been optimistic. Only three business days after the crisis summit, yields on Spanish and Italian bonds had already returned to pre-summit levels, and both countries are having difficulties selling their bonds even at those disastrously high yields. Meanwhile, German banks are dumping Greek, Portuguese, Irish, and Italian bonds as fast as they can sell them. So much for stopping the contagion.

UPS showed up yesterday with six large boxes from one of my wholesalers. I now have about 98% of what I need to assemble 60 more chemistry kits. Unfortunately, one small item is backordered until late August, and I can’t find a second wholesale source for it. If necessary, I’ll see if I can find it at retail and get a quantity price break. But that’s a last resort. I’m hoping that what I have in inventory will last another couple weeks, but I’ll probably end up having to backorder kits, at least for a couple of weeks. Oh, well. At least we can build a bunch of kits lacking that one item and simply drop it in once that item arrives.

4 Comments and discussion on "Wednesday, 27 July 2011"

  1. Jim Cooley says:

    Any way to create a link to the latest post like the old redirect to currentweek?

    This is post, but I’d like to access each day’s entry and be able to comment without jumping though a bunch of links.

  2. Roy Harvey says:

    When you go to the base page, the five Recent Posts links to the right of the top message take you to the message with the associated comments. Since those same links appear while viewing any message it is pretty convenient (my opinion) IF you are not going back farther than five days.

    It would be a lot better if it went back seven or eight or ten or fourteen days though. I wonder if that is configurable?

  3. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    It turns out it is…

  4. Jim Cooley says:

    Welcome to my salon. Please go through down the hall, make a left at the staircase, and turn right at second door to your left. Then join in the conversation!

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