Data and a fairy bikemother
This week I am starting to wind down with all of my research. I have finished prepping all of my samples and am now just finishing running them through the analysis machine. I have also started going through my data, entering it into the computer and standardizing it. Unfortunately, this means entering over hundreds of samples by hand into an excel spreadsheet (not the most exciting work, but a necessary part). I also unfortunately found that some of my samples were running blank on the GC machine. This could be due to not drying out my samples thoroughly enough so the Tri-Sil will degrade the sample. Thankfully I have original samples saved in a freezer so they can be redone.
This morning I was running a bit late and when I hopped on my bike I found the handle was loose so I was unable to steer my bike. I had just about resigned myself to the fact I would have to bring my bike into the shop when all of a sudden out of nowhere I heard “you need an allen key to fix that”. I looked up and saw a guy who was standing outside of his apartment. Since I had no idea what an allen key was or how to fix my bike the guy came down and brought his tools and fixed my bike for me, he truly was my fairy bikemother and I managed to get to the lab in time.