~the Airstream compartment that contains refrigerator stuff~
Airstream Note to Self No. 2:
Now, while you have always thought it funny that you were not a 'read the manual first' kind of person, there are times when a manual makes good sense.
First Case in Point...
You have absolutely no idea how to turn the Airstream refrigerator on. Rather foolishly you thought that you would open the refrigerator door and there would be an 'on/off' switch...with a choice between 'propane' or 'electric'.
This is not the case. There is no little switch or knob.
Second Case in Point...
When I went to look into the refrigerator 'compartment' (accessed from the outside of the Airstream), I could follow a few cords but really saw nothing that screamed on - suggesting that I am clueless when it comes to anything other than the lights and the air-conditioning unit.
It is time to learn more.
Bottomline: I will need to order an Airstream Owner and Service manual for my 1973 Overlander International. From a quick search on the web, it seems like the least expensive service (which sells copies of copies of copies...or so one Airstream forum says) is:
Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365
H.D. Secretarial Services doesn't seem to have any on-line presence.
Another option (with more legible documents, as one might expect) is via the Airstream Store. The two manuals cost about $90.
There's also the possibility of finding used manuals for sale - through Airstream forums, etc. But that might take time...but wait! I'm unemployed...I have LOTS of time.
Now the reality is that the academic life is a freakish one. Today I actually worked - and had a productive day. The eclair-baking postdoc and I submitted his work on the microbial community in the upper respiratory tract of the bottlenose dolphin. It's a nice manuscript - so everybody, cross your fingers for us. Tomorrow I'm working on another manuscript - that we hope to submit by late Tuesday or sometime on Wednesday. We're on a mission (aka life during wartime) ; you might think of it as a game. How many manuscripts has the Microbial Lab submitted in 2009? Here's the count as of today:
work describing a coral pathogen and the role of motility (led by our collaborators from Israel): In press.
work describing metabolites produced by a coral pathogen: In revision.
work describing genes involved in nutrient cycling in coral microbial communities: In review.
work describing the toxicity of Zn-containing nanoparticles to a much-loved bacterium: In review.
work describing the upper respiratory tract bacterial communities of bottlenose dolphins. In review.
So we've got 5 in review. The mission is to submit 10 manuscripts by the end of August.