Still some goodies scattered around the office that didn’t sell at auction, and were destained for the dumpster. I managed to get:
- Two HP3005dn workgroup printers. These are pretty fast networkable B&W laser printers.
- A few 125ml Erlenmeyer flasks, new in box. There’s plenty of used glassware around, but that are not suitable for use outside a lab environment.
- A dorm fridge we used in the crystallography lab. It pristine, and was never used to store hazardous materials.
- A large box meant for transporting a sensitive instrument by air. The instrument is long gone, but the box is rugged, lockable, with wheels and a collapsable travel handle like on carry on luggage. My first thought was that it would make a completely excellent ammo container.
- Two clear plexiglass boxes that were meant for storing radioactive materials. They were new in box so never actually stored any such material and are very cool. They will come in handy on my reloading bench, because they are very sturdy, and crystal clear.
- A fire extinguisher meant to extinguish chemical fires. You never know when that could come in handy.
- A completely new living room set. Our company bought a bunch of leather furniture a few years ago for an employee lounge. It hardly got used, because who has time to lounge? This is the one thing we bid on in the auction, and won. Other things I bid on was a top of the line electronic balance (two guesses what I intended to measure with it), two geiger counters (always handy), but I lost out to other people with deeper pockets. Got the sofa for a few hundred bucks, and it cost the company a few thousand. Furniture was to be had cheap in our auction. Lab equipment not so much.
- I also picked up a few office chairs, one for my reloading bench and one for my workstation at home. The one for the reloading bench is really nice.
All in all I’d rather have a job, but there are benefits to sticking it out from beginning to end. Tomorrow I might recycle a bunch of scrap aluminum. At this point, we’re just looking to get crap out. Fortunately, most of it is already. My former office is completely stripped bare. Someone decided the furniture in that, which was not attached to any cubes, was worth hauling off.
Saturday is my 10th Anniversary with the company. Tomorrow the last of us will go out to lunch and celebrate :)