Tuesday, October 8, 2013

You are welcome

We were scheduled to have a new roof put on the house starting yesterday.
It rained.
Today and through most of this week the weather is calling for rain off and on.
If you needed it, you are welcome.
If you didn't need it, my apologies.

From what I can "gauge" from the extended forecast we might get this done next week.

What else do we have to do but wait.
Wait and make pots.
Roofs cost money, so I am told.
They cost sugars jars.

 and creamers,
 and a boat load of these wee cups.

  This afternoon I loaded up a bisque kiln to fire tomorrow and it took forever since we both made production pots last week. I was ready to walk away when I realized that I only needed about 6 pots and I would be finished.
So I hung in for the long haul and the rewarded myself by dragging Mark over for a quick walk at the zoo.
Did you know that people actually go there?
When we are there early in the morning we don't see anybody.
But, apparently real people go there everyday, go figure.

 I am still out leaf peeking to see if there are any of the caterpillars left.
There are still a few in the leaves. I found one inside of this leaf yesterday.
I pulled over a ladder, climbed up to the top and pulled over the leaf to look down inside.
Yep, there was a cute caterpillar down there.
Today, I could not find him/her anywhere.
It seems that I need to sleep outside if I am going to find out where they are going.
They are real tricksters.


 Mark is working on lamps, vases and large ginger jars.
Me, I am working on tiles.
I think I could do tiles full time if I could find a good market for them.
Every time I finish a round I think of  another pattern I want to try.



Dennis Allen said...

It can sure go out faster than it comes in. That's going to be a bunch of pottery.

cookingwithgas said...

That is the truth.
I had better double down on the pots.

smalltownme said...

I wish you could send your rain cross-country.

cookingwithgas said...

I can try or you can put a new roof on your house. They usually works.

Lori Buff said...

Murphy's law of home repairs, the weather will never cooperate.

cookingwithgas said...

Lori, that is so true.

Becky Brown said...

I always find it helpful to equate work with a tangible good. That article I wrote = two weeks of groceries. I think the mental visual of all the pottery it takes to equal a new roof would be beyond daunting!

cookingwithgas said...

What we do is great but what we sells allows us to make a living, such as it is some days- it takes some pots to equal a roof!


Those pots look great - do show us the finished items though. Hope you sell a roof-worth of them! And I missed your announcement of the expected twins - so congratulations on that. Grandma will be busy! xCathy

cookingwithgas said...

thanks cathy --- I will try and get some pictures of the pots.