Come Saturday, the bin will be emptied again. For the third time. The top level will be screened for any and all heat-generating paper larger than my pinky fingernail. The worms will be screened gently out of that hot mess (How? Dunno.). The six inches of base compost will be removed. Why, you ask?
The support upon which the worms and bedding sit is a big honking wire grid, elevated above the base tray. Big holes in the grid are about 2 x 4 inches, more air than wire. The enclosed instructions say to place 1-3 layers of dry newspaper over these holes. I used some paper bags, too.
Nuh-uh. It's supposed to be 10. (TEN). Found out via another phone support session today.
According to the very sweet and apologetic woman at the other end of the phone, I must have received an old copy of the instructions. I'm so totally ok with that. Mistakes happen. I've made a-plenty-o, heck yes I have.
But. I have to empty the bin because THE FREAKING COMPOSTED BASE LAYER IS ALREADY FALLING THROUGH THE FREAKING GIANT HOLES.
Sorry for yelling.
OMG I HAVE TO EMPTY THE BIN AGAIN.