We had so enjoyed our time visiting with new friends but as we all know work calls and we needed to get back to it.
It was still so hot we paced ourselves loading by putting in the back stack one day and then finishing up the whole thing on Friday.
The fact that we have a/c makes this a bit easier. There was a time when we were younger that we did not have a/c and summer firings were all about fans and lots of fluids.
We realized at some point if we were going to make pots in the summer we had to cool things off for ourselves. We tried working from 6 am until 2 pm and going back in the evenings as things cooled off, but really, this was getting old.
So we went for a/c and it sure does make it easier than baking away as the day goes on.
This allows Mark to cool off between turn ups.
On firing days we tend to go our separate ways.
He fires, reading, playing his guitar, listening to music while I wait customers, read, clean, maybe do bookwork or something in the kitchen.
I spent some time messing around making jelly from blackberry and blueberry juice.
I call this my bruiseberry jelly, black and blue. The tartness of the blackberries is set off by the undertones of the blueberries. Believe me you it is tasty.
I have found I can not read even a good book without taking a little cat nap or two.
Mark loaded my small netbook with a kindle app and I am learning how to borrow books on line.
It's different but at the same time I like having a book there I can read. The only draw back is it is not so cozy in bed and if I nod off it might just give me a good knock on the head.
The kiln is cooling and from what I hear so are the temperatures. I am sitting here in the basement and the door is open, the birds having been singing and it has a quiet feel.
We noticed with the 100 degree days even the bugs and frogs were laying low.
I would love to think that is it for the highs but summer is no where near over.
Cheers for now!