Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

09:37 – It’s the last day of the month, and I’d scheduled the Fungi chapter to be complete today. I don’t think I’m going to make it, but I may come close. 13:24 – Good grief. The Fed, the Bank … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

07:20 – UPS showed up yesterday with a whole bunch of bottles and lids. I shoved them into the spare room that used to be full of computer gear until I have time to move them downstairs. When we ordered … Continue reading

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Monday, 28 November 2011

07:02 – Barbara arrived home in the early afternoon yesterday. As usual, Colin and I did our happy dance. One of us was so excited, he peed. I’m not saying which. I was working on the fungi/lichens chapter yesterday when … Continue reading

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

08:56 – Barbara is due back this afternoon. Colin and I will celebrate. I will admit that I rewatched some stuff while she was gone. The final three episodes of Firefly, Serenity, and the fourth series of Blackadder. Right now, … Continue reading

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

09:37 – Barbara is due back tomorrow afternoon, so tonight’s my last chance for wild women and parties. No luck so far. I’m still working on the chapter on fungi and lichens. I’d forgotten how much I hate biological taxonomy. … Continue reading

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Friday, 25 November 2011

09:44 – I got 28 sets of the hazardous chemical subassemblies made up yesterday, with about 90 minutes’ work. It was a nice break from writing. Barbara won’t be home until Sunday afternoon, so the remaining work involved in building … Continue reading

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

09:21 – Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner last night, with Doritos as the second course and ice cream for my evening snack. And people say I don’t eat a balanced diet. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

10:10 – Barbara took off this morning on a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with her parents, sister, and sister’s husband. They plan to spend several days going to shows and shopping at the outlet malls. They rented a Toyota … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

11:38 – I’ve started placing orders for the biology kits. This morning, I placed orders for several thousand bottles and a couple kilograms each of agar and dextrose. I’m still working heads-down on the biology book. I’m about to start … Continue reading

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Monday, 21 November 2011

10:53 – Over the weekend, Barbara and I got a good start on making up a batch of 28 chemistry kits. The chemical bottles have to be divided into groups to comply with hazardous material shipping regulations. We finished up … Continue reading

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