April 4, 2011

A Foolish Weekend...

We had so much to do this weekend that even watching a movie was out of the question. Saturday we picked up a very large kiln from my friend Dean's brother Tom, who needed it gone. I have to say it is amazing to watch Robert in action to get it home. This kiln is a very large front loading cress, standing over 5 feet tall! Borrowing a large box van from Robert's work made it a much easier task but still... even with a pallet jack and a lift gate at the back of the truck... this thing is a monster! It has been sitting in a yard unused for several years. There is a bit of rust but is in excellent condition. I am very thankful that they thought of me! Then we had to unload it! Dean even came out to visit and help load it into it's temporary new home. Mean while, I was still glazing, and glazing, and glazing, and... It really just seems to go on forever. I guess that happens when you are sleep deprived. Hanging nearly every pendant for a firing has left me with half a load that will. just. not. fit. I misjudged how long it would take to load up, so I didn't get to turn the dang thing off until after 2 am. Add another notch to my sleep deprived state. In fact I still have a few pieces to glaze....

And the kidlettes are out of school for spring break this week. Our dearly missed out of the area friends are not off of school this week. Dang it! But I am making it mission one to have fun! Right after I've finished glazing....

P.S. Have a great week!

2 comments:

Janet said...

Wow what a big kiln! Over 5 feet tall wow what will you use it for pottery? You can put a gazillion beads and pendants in it. Is it costly to run those kilns? My kiln isnt, but I dont know a thing about ceramic ones. Go out and have some fun and have a great day with the kidlets!

somethingunique said...

Hi Gaea, wholy moly what a huge kiln & do you guys ever get spring break late we had ours in the 2 week of March hope you and the kidlets have a good time on your spring break and don't forget to take a break for yourself little missy you will run yourself down k please and thank-you :)omg these word verifications seem to get longer & longer lol