Monthly Archives: July 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

08:37 – I’m making up chemicals and filling bottles for forensic science kits today. We have most of what we need to make up 60 more kits. As usual, I’ll put off making up Kastle-Meyer reagent until the last moment. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

08:24 – Business is picking up nicely. Ten days ago, it looked like we’d be lucky to do 50% of last July’s revenues this month. As of this morning, we’re only a few hundred dollars short of matching last July’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

09:16 – In the rush to build science kits this time of year, one thing I keep forgetting is to hold back enough chemical bags to make up refill kits. For example, when I made up another batch of chemistry … Continue reading

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Monday, 28 July 2014

09:56 – I’m building and shipping science kits, which will be the story of my life for the next couple of months. We’re in pretty decent shape on kit inventory. As of this morning, we have 40 of the CK01A … Continue reading

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

14:20 – Barbara and I did a Costco run this morning, mainly to return the dehumidifier and pick up a few items we needed. I’m now pretty comfortable with our emergency food inventory levels, but I take every chance to … Continue reading

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

08:03 – We have ten kits to ship today, which is the first time in a couple of months that we’ve shipped double figures in one day. Kit sales are still running well behind last July’s numbers, but at least … Continue reading

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Friday, 25 July 2014

09:35 – Our order from All American Clothing arrived the other day: one pair of jeans and a pocket t-shirt for me and two casual shirts for Barbara. I haven’t tried on the jeans, but I’m wearing the t-shirt now. … Continue reading

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

09:27 – This is the time of year when we start getting bulk orders for individual chemicals. I’m processing one at the moment for 100 bottles of 0.1% bromothymol blue. A more typical order of this sort might be for … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

09:33 – The new walk is finished, and Barbara is delighted with it. It looked like it would rain all yesterday afternoon and evening, but all we got was a couple of minutes of very light sprinkle several hours after … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

10:08 – The crew just finished pouring and leveling the concrete walk. We may get some rain today, but it looks like it’ll hold off long enough not to damage the new concrete. If necessary, they’ll cover it with plastic … Continue reading

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