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Wed 01 Aug 2007

Shifting the office

Category : NUS

I am moving form the museum in S6 to the department in S2; its a shift from a relatively large area to a much smaller office. Since I should have a less complicated but more intense life (like the rest of my teaching kakis) it does makes sense. Its my third or fourth shift in two decades and each time I seem to have less to move. I guess it help that I stopped buying books and loads of papers and resources went digital mainly since 2001.

I shanghai-ed Hua Qin from his Herbarium duties to help me shift. First we dispensed with the shredding that saw the machine get overheated. Then Toddycats stuff (mainly ICCS) and the Database PC was shifted to the Toddycats Room. Looking in my cupboards, the 10 boxes of mangrove papers will have to join the otter papers in the RMBR reprint library for now.

Then the rest goes over to my office at the department, in phases. The path from S6 to S2 is never easy and with construction going on in Chem, our usual path coudl not work. In the first run, Hua Qin went through S4A through the intervention of some kind soul. Since we have multiple trips, we scratched our heads over that one until Swee Hee chimed in about using the Pharmacy/Chemistry/Medical lab in S4; we just have to park the trolley outside the locked door, run around the block to enter through the main entrance to open the back door!

Shifting in manageable lots:

  1. New text books and resources for the modules I'm teaching. *done!*
  2. My books on general biology, natural history, mammals, mangroves, ecology and evolution.
  3. Figure out if there is space for my books on otters and history.
  4. Contents of two cabinets to be consolidated and brought over. *done*
  5. Stuff on table drawers and tops - urgh! One of the toughest parts.
  6. The Powermac G4 and accessories.
  7. Contents of cabinets: miscellaneous papers and electronics.

Looks Has to be manageable over two days. My nose stopped rebelling form the dust.

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