Sunday, 29 September 2013

By on September 29th, 2013 in science kits

09:36 – Barbara is ironing and cleaning house this morning. I’m filling bottles. The 5 mg of prednisone that Barbara gave Colin yesterday pretty much stopped the itching. She gave him another 5 mg this morning, which we hope will clear things up for good. No more after today, or possibly tomorrow. It does make Colin pee buckets, though. Last time out last night, he stood there for literally two minutes peeing on a bush.

I’m trying to get back up to reasonable inventory levels on all of the science kits. We’re past the big start-of-semester rush, so at a guess we’ll sell 40 or 50 kits/month through December, but it could be 60 or 70. Most of the chemicals we include in the kits are stable, so there’s no downside to having a bunch in stock. For example, there’s no detectable difference between a bottle of 6 M sodium hydroxide solution that’s five years old and one that’s five minutes old. Since labeling and filling bottles is the most time-consuming part of building kits, that lets us get a jump on things.

4 Comments and discussion on "Sunday, 29 September 2013"

  1. SteveF says:

    Are you sure it was the prednisone that made Colin pee so much? Isn’t it just as likely that he waited until you went to sleep, then grabbed some Pepsis and stayed up all night watching videos on TV? He just hadn’t counted on his inability to open the doors to let himself out.

  2. Lynn McGuire says:

    Wow, Norway is a paranoid bunch. Or is there something that I do not understand here?

  3. Dave B. says:

    Ironing? People still do that? We have an iron and ironing board, but the last time we touched them was four years ago when we moved.

  4. Chuck W says:

    Ironing is a European thing. They do not use dryers. They hang the wash up and air dry, which then requires ironing. We were one of the very few people who had a dryer, but with 5 kids and 4 adults—way too much ironing. So we didn’t.

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