The idea of going back in there knowing I can hear every word said in Dr. Cranor’s office felt really weird, even if there’s usually nothing to hear. Also, as much as I’m glad that I got more info on where I stand, I’m not in a hurry to overhear anything more like that.
It’s like in Voyage of the Dawn Treader when Lucy does the spell to hear what her friends are saying about her, and then she can’t unhear it even when Aslan puts it in context for her. Okay, so the fact that I’m re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia (in original publication order, thank you very much) during my commutes may have influenced my decision a little, but the train ride is half an hour or more with nothing to do.
Anyway, I stowed my toolbox and ladder in another out-of-the-way corner and took my lightbulb/battery experiments back with me to stash near my quarters. I can’t keep them in there, or risk losing them to my daily quarter reset. I felt weird carrying them in the open, but no one said anything.