Friday, 25 May 2012

07:25 – Barbara’s hoping her dad will be released from the hospital today, but we won’t know until later today.

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture is now complete and off to our editor. It’s due to hit the bookstores on 22 August, which means we have to have Forensic Science kits ready to ship before then.

Yesterday I called the guy from whom I bought the 250 g of iodine to see what other chemicals he carried. Apparently, he specializes in iodine and iodides. I told him that I was surprised that he was openly selling iodine on eBay in violation of DEA regulations, and he said that indeed he’d recently been contacted by the DEA and had ended up applying for a license to sell iodine. When I said that I was a bit concerned that ordering 250 g would get me on a DEA list, he said not to worry about it. Apparently, the limit is 300 g of iodine per month. I already had about 100 g in stock, and 350 g is probably more than I’ll use in a year.