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30 October 2001 @ 09:37 pm
 
Bah.

It has been a true Monday of Mondays.

Started my TIMP3 purification, and the tubing split on the concentrator we were using, and spilt about 2 litres out of the 10 we had onto the floor before we noticed. And then stores didn't sell that tubing, so it won't arrive till Wednesday at the earliest.

So I spent the majority of the day clearing that up and sorting out tubing and stuff.

It had already started badly with a bus not showing up, and then a driver not showing up, so it took me 55 minutes to get from Norwich station to the university instead of 25 :/

And now I've got stomach cramps, which doesn't normally happen even if it is that time of the month, hopefully it's just coz I've been stressed lately rather than an actual change in the way things work. But whichever, it's not helping me be full of the joys of life this evening (sorry, J, for being so grumpy :/).
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Current Music: Transatlantic "SMPTe"
 
 
 
Jonathanmcurtains on October 29th, 2001 02:09 pm (UTC)
> Started my TIMP3 purification, and the tubing
> split on the concentrator we were using, and
> spilt about 2 litres out of the 10 we had onto
> the floor before we noticed.

Is that an expensive kind of thing to lose? I remember someone 'losing' 0.5 litres of liquid helium during my third year lab... the department were 'unhappy'.
Margaretpling on October 29th, 2001 02:16 pm (UTC)
Not expensive like that - but it takes maybe 4 weeks to grow up 10 litres of medium, and we don't get all that much purified stuff from that sort of amount.

It particularly sucked because we left the pump running just with distilled water for about 40 to 50 minutes to make sure everything was in working order, and nothing was leaking etc. And everything was hunkydory then, but the tubing broke about 20 minutes after we'd put the medium in :/
John: catjarel on October 29th, 2001 02:26 pm (UTC)

Grumpy's been balanced by hugs and chocolate, so I'll live :)