Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

09:37 – We’re getting low on biology kits, so I’ll get started on a new batch today. We got a good start last weekend on cleaning out the upstairs work/inventory room. Once we finish that, I’ll have room to store … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

08:16 – We’re apparently getting a new mailman. Danny Hughes, who’s been our carrier for the last couple or three years, started working a new route yesterday. Tammi, Danny’s regular replacement, told me that she wasn’t completely sure who’d be … Continue reading

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Monday, 19 May 2014

07:50 – I learned something from a front-page article in the paper this morning. I’d assumed that North Carolina had a modern medical examiner system. Not so, as it turns out. We have what are called medical examiners, but in … Continue reading

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

09:25 – I just finished reading Alan Bradley’s latest Flavia de Luce mystery, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. It’s as good or better than the earlier titles in the series, which is to say top-notch. Flavia lives, with her … Continue reading

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

09:18 – Dentist yesterday. I was home by noon, and decided that I had time to get postage labels printed for the 30 kits stacked up waiting to ship. I’d been using the USPS Click-and-Ship website successfully to print postage … Continue reading

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Friday, 16 May 2014

09:21 – I have those 30 kits boxed up and ready to ship. I started with filled and labeled chemical bottles, but otherwise I built those kits from scratch in two busy days. That tells me that without additional labor … Continue reading

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

09:54 – Yesterday, I finished making up all the subcomponents for 30 chemistry kits, including 30 shipping boxes. Today, I’ll get those 30 kits boxed up and ready to ship. When we started this business, I expected to sell science … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

09:33 – Yesterday, I binned and bagged 30 sets of unregulated chemicals for chemistry kits, and binned 30 sets of regulated chemicals. I’ll bag those today, make up 30 small parts bags, tape up 30 boxes, and start building the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

08:40 – I’m now running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my main system. At the moment, I don’t care much for it–they seem to take pleasure in making simple things difficult–but it’s supported for five years and I’m sure I’ll get … Continue reading

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Monday, 12 May 2014

10:01 – Yesterday, of course, was very hard for Barbara, as it was her first Mother’s Day without her mom. We did a Costco run and dinner with Mary and Paul. Neither we nor they actually needed much at Costco, … Continue reading

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