The "I am so smart" part:
I told you that we recently purchased the kiln. Before we did, I asked the Stupidvisor of Rec if he was sure that we had 240 volts instead of 208 volts. He said he was sure we had 240.
Well, today I found out that we have 208 volts. Actually, I knew this a couple of weeks back when I borrowed a volt meter from the Vocational Trades building.
So, now we have to buy about $300 worth of new heating elements to replace the 240 volt elements. We also need to replace the wires in the old kiln, since the wrong ones were ordered for it also.
As I understand it, if you run a 240 volt heating appliance on 208 volts, it never reaches the full temperature. If it has a motor, it can lead to a premature failure.
So, that is the "I am so smart" part.
Meanwhile, one of the Rec cops gave me the billiard supply catalog and asked me to figure out how much it would cost to re-cover our seven pool tables. Then he can type it up and hand it to the boss. Well, I finished it up earlier today, and he decided to just use the page I originally typed. I retyped it based on updated prices from a web search Saturday evening.
Yeah, they know who to go to, to get the work done!