April has come and gone with our baby pinching and all it has rolled right past us.
We have loved every minute of our time with the kids, but time has come a knocking on the door.
We will be planning and glazing for the large gas kiln, that has no name, why is that, next.
Just recently we came across the paper work for the materials to build that kiln. The cost ran us in materials about 5 grand. Back in 1981-82 that might as well have been a million dollars to us.
We knew that if we could build it, it would become the foundation we needed to build our business.
With the help of family and an understanding banker we took out a loan.
There was no kickstarter to fund you back then, you just took a gamble on your own.
That kiln has carried us for 32 years now, strong and steady, a work horse.
Sure he has creaks, cracks, and can be a little cranky some days, but aren't we all?
I'm thankful for the support our families gave us back then. It was with their support and belief that we were able to make this work.
I look back on it and think about how belief in what you do carries you a long way.
My father always said it is 99% sweat, what you are willing to put into it.
Here we are still at it.