Saturday, 3 June 2017

08:20 – It was 57.3F (14C) when I took Colin out around 0645 this morning, bright and partly cloudy. Barbara is due back sometime this afternoon.

Ruh-roh. That means I better get to work. As usual when Barbara’s away for several days, I’ve been living in filth and squalor. The place looks like a college dorm room writ large. The kitchen counters are covered with stacks of dirty dishes. The floors are covered with the partially-consumed carcasses of my prey. There are women’s undergarments hanging from chandeliers. I need to get everything cleaned up before Barbara sees it.

Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that when I was repackaging the Aunt Jemima cornmeal I noticed a weight discrepancy. I weigh containers as I fill them. I ordered four 5-pound bags of the stuff, for a supposed total of 20 pounds. I filled five bottles to 3.5 pounds each, for a total of 17.5 pounds. That should have left me with 2.5 pounds in a partial sixth bottle, but instead I ended up with only 27.6 ounces in the final bottle, about 12.4 ounces short of 2.5 pounds. I used a shipping scale that’s accurate to 0.1 ounce, which I’d calibrated with standard weights. I tared each 2-liter bottle before I started filling it. So Walmart’s supposed 5-pound bags of AJ cornmeal in fact average 3.1 ounces short. Hmmm.