Wednesday, 31 August 2016

09:43 – Barbara is off to the gym, library, and supermarket. Colin is sitting at the front door barking every few minutes. He’s been barkish for a couple of days. I’m trying to rename him Spartan, both after Amy’s favorite horse on Heartland and because, of course, he lives with us in Sparta.

I get some really interesting email. This morning, there was a message in my inbox with the subject line “ninhydrin question”. I just assumed it was from someone doing a forensic lab course. Nope, it was from a young Dutch artist. She’s interested in using ninhydrin to develop latent fingerprints on cloth for an artwork she intends to create. I sent her a pretty detailed response and wished her the best of luck.

We’re having friends staying with us over the holiday weekend, so Barbara is doing the White Tornado thing today and tomorrow. She’s down in Winston all day Friday running errands, so she needs to get everything done by tomorrow. That includes getting me to move all of my clutter out of the living areas upstairs and the guest bedrooms downstairs. I’ll be fine as long as she doesn’t open any closets.