Saturday, 3 March 2012

08:36 – We’ve been married almost 30 years, but I can still get her. Every Saturday, I do four or five loads of laundry: Barbara’s special load (work clothes and other stuff that has to be washed in cold water on gentle); regular darks; regular whites; towels; and often bedding. Sometimes I have extra loads, such as lab towels or dog towels.

Barbara worked only three days this week, so her special load was pretty small. When she noticed it was missing, she said I needn’t have done it this week since there was so little in there. Not to worry, I told her. I filled out that load with lab towels. I received the patented female steely-eyed stare and “you’d better be kidding” in response.


We’ll be working today and tomorrow on filling, capping, and labeling bottles. In addition to 60 sets for the first batch of biology kits, we’ll also make up 30 more sets of those chemicals that are in both the biology and chemistry kits. We’d do 60 more sets for the chemistry kits, but I’m afraid we’d run short of bottles and end up with 60 sets of some of the chemicals for the chemistry kits and zero sets of others.