The Jobs house in Los Altos became the assembly point for the fifty Apple I boards
that had to be delivered to the Byte Shop within thirty days, when the payment for the parts would come due.
All available hands were enlisted:
Jobs and Wozniak, plus Daniel Kottke, his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Holmes (who had broken away from the cult she'd joined),
and Jobs's pregnant sister, Patty.
Her vacated bedroom as well as the kitchen table and garage were commandeered as work space.
Holmes, who had taken jewelry classes, was given the task of soldering chips.
"Most I did well, but I got flux on a few of them," she recalled.
This didn't please Jobs.
"We don't have a chip to spare," he railed, correctly.
He shifted her to bookkeeping and paperwork at the kitchen table, and he did the soldering himself.
When they completed a board, they would hand it off to Wozniak.
"I would plug each assembled board into the TV and keyboard to test it to see if it worked," he said.
"If it did, I put it in a box.
If it didn't, I'd figure what pin hadn't gotten into the socket right."
Paul Jobs suspended his sideline of repairing old cars so that the Apple team could have the whole garage.
He put in a long old workbench, hung a schematic of the computer on the new plasterboard wall he built,
and set up rows of labeled drawers for the components.
He also built a burn box bathed in heat lamps so the computer boards could be tested by running overnight at high temperatures.
When there was the occasional eruption of temper, an occurrence not uncommon around his son,
Paul would impart some of his calm.
"What's the matter?" he would say.
"You got a feather up your ass?"
In return he occasionally asked to borrow back the TV set so he could watch the end of a football game.
During some of these breaks, Jobs and Kottke would go outside and play guitar on the lawn.
Clara Jobs didn't mind losing most of her house to piles of parts and houseguests,
but she was frustrated by her son's increasingly quirky diets.
"She would roll her eyes at his latest eating obsessions," recalled Holmes.
"She just wanted him to be healthy, and he would be making weird pronouncements like,
'I'm a fruitarian and I will only eat leaves picked by virgins in the moonlight.'"
1.deliver to 交付；传达
例句：We are ready to deliver death to the enemy.
2.come due 到期
例句：Current liabilities are the company's liabilities which will come due, or must be paid, within one year.
3.hand it off 交付
例句：Make sure that you don't have any synthetic font styles in your publication when you hand it off to your commercial printer .
4.roll one's eyes 不以为然；瞪白眼
例句：He gave me roll my eyes, you sit there like a ghost, but the wicked to complain.