Monday, 16 July 2012

08:02 – We’re in pretty good shape right now on chemistry kits and biology kits. Orders have slacked off a bit for now, so I’m going to spend some time in the lab making up solutions for the forensics kits. Before I do that, though, I need to wash up a bunch of stuff.

One of the advantages of having a lot of glassware and plasticware is that I don’t have to stop in the middle of doing something to wash stuff up. One of the disadvantages is that I don’t have to stop in the middle of doing something to wash stuff up. As it is, when I finish using a vessel, I just rinse it thoroughly and set it aside to drain. So, as of now, I’d guess that I have maybe 50 rinsed-but-not-washed beakers, mostly 500 mL and 1 L, about the same number of graduated cylinders (ranging from 100 mL to 2 L), maybe a dozen volumetric flasks, a couple of filtering flasks, a dozen or so Erlenmeyers, probably 50 each stirring rods and spatulas, and a partridge in a pear tree.