Monthly Archives: November 2013

Saturday, 30 November 2013

08:57 – Barbara has finished installing and decorating the Saturnalia tree, which means I’m now free to walk Colin around the neighborhood wearing the Saturnalia antlers and little red blinking Saturnalia snout cover. I just realized that that sentence is … Continue reading

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Friday, 29 November 2013

08:54 – Barbara is off on a day-trip with Bonnie Richardson to the Greensboro crafts fair. I’m doing kit stuff.

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

08:34 – One of the advantages of ordering so much stuff on-line is that I always have something handy to use for a gift. For example, I realized yesterday that I hadn’t ordered a Thanksgiving present for Barbara. No problem, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

07:48 – Well, this is ugly. Following news that Obamacare has forced something like 10 million people to lose their individual health insurance plans in 2013 comes news that Obamacare may force up to 150 million more to lose their … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

08:07 – We’re still under a winter-weather advisory, but it’s pretty much just cold rain. There may be some ice on bridges, but the temperature is hovering right at freezing and the streets are just wet. Barbara is driving the … Continue reading

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Monday, 25 November 2013

07:52 – Winter has definitely arrived in Winston-Salem. The overnight low was 23F (-5C) and our high today is to be around 41F (5C). We got the gas logs in the den cleaned out yesterday and lit the pilot light. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

10:36 – I’d thought we had enough kits on hand to cover us through the end of the month, but we’re now down to five each of our flagship chemistry and biology kits. Those might last through the end of … Continue reading

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

09:11 – Kit stuff today, along with regular Saturday stuff. And we need to get Barbara’s new Kindle Fire HDX set up and working. We just got another kit order from a customer in southern Alberta, which is Heartland country. … Continue reading

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Friday, 22 November 2013

07:57 – Fifty years ago today. I was in fifth grade. It was a Friday afternoon. We kids knew something very bad had happened because of the way the adults were acting. A lot of the kids were scared, thinking … Continue reading

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

09:45 – We’re running low on finished kits again, so we’ll spend some time this weekend building batches of chemistry kits and biology kits. I’ve intentionally run down our inventory of sub-assemblies because for 2014 ktis I intend to reduce … Continue reading

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