Off to the rarely-visited North Campus today, or at least that's the plan. The good side? Access to a Five Guys burger joint for lunch. The bad side: not sure if I'll have a lunch break.
The kitchenette up there has been largely non-functional since the Mouse Invasion of 2017 despite remediation efforts, so it's brown-bag all the way and no fridge. Well, we had was a 1950s Ford/Philco refrigerator and a 1970s microwave oven when I started, and they'd had to sneak the microwave in by calling it a communications link. The place was renovated a decade later and there were many years with Kenmore's finest in the break area, plus a good coffeemaker. The coffeemaker didn't survive the first long stretch of no regular visits; the rest lasted well over twenty years. With zero staffing, there's not much point in spending on creature comforts.
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