Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tomorrow’s Post, but Today

11:30 – I was making up nitrogen-free fertilizer stock solutions for biology kits yesterday when it struck me again as so odd that I’m using reagent-grade chemicals to make up fertilizer solutions. Each of the solutions contains macro- and/or micro-nutrients. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

11:30 – Science kit sales are picking up, as expected. We shipped five kits yesterday, and have three more queued up to ship today, assuming that PayPal releases the hold on two of them. We’re at about 150% of last … Continue reading

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Monday, 29 June 2015

08:09 – It would appear that Greece is now officially toast. Capital controls are now in effect, Greeks are permitted to withdraw only €60/day from their accounts, and an in/out referendum is scheduled for next Sunday. Assuming that the Greek … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

08:25 – Interesting article in the paper this morning about the top ten causes of death in Forsyth County in 2014 versus 1914. The death rate is unchanged, at one per person, but the causes differ dramatically. In 1914, the … Continue reading

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

07:15 – Things are a lot more pleasant around here now that the heat wave has broken. I had Barbara pick up a bottle of barbecue sauce at the supermarket yesterday because I wanted to try making barbecue sandwiches with … Continue reading

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Friday, 26 June 2015

08:00 – More science kit stuff today. I knew when we started the science kit business that we would be doing something important, but it’s becoming increasingly clear to me just how important it is. The future of this country, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

08:01 – With a high of 95F, today is to be the last of our recent stretch of extremely hot weather. Tomorrow and the next several days are to have highs in the 80’s, and lows in the lower 60’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

08:40 – The paper this morning is full of articles about state governments banning the Confederate flag and retailers pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shelves. I’m not sure what the furor is about. I understand that the Confederate flag … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

08:00 – Another hot one today, with the high forecast to be body temperature. Colin and I won’t be spending much time outdoors today. I’m still making up chemical solutions for kits, four or eight liters at a time. This … Continue reading

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Monday, 22 June 2015

07:24 – Email from Jen, who happened to look out one of her windows Saturday and noticed a scruffy person trespassing in their yard. Jen went outside, carrying although not pointing her shotgun, and challenged the person. He told her … Continue reading

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