i've just finished up the last of the clay, so much for lasting me through winter. i had two barrels worth of scrap that i mixed up and are in the racks right now but that won't be ready for a couple weeks. i'll try to get some photos tonight of what i've been working on, the shelves are getting full.
i'm off to lowes here in a bit to get some lumber to make forms for a slab for the new kiln. i want to have the foundation done before xmas. the first firing is on the calendar for jan. 17, so i need to get moving. my friend kent is going to come out and fire with me, so that'll be fun. i've never had help firing before so that will be an interesting experience.
in some personal news, yesterday our dog kaylee was hit by a car. she bolted out the front door as i was leaving, which is bizarre behavior for her. she was heading for the park across the street and didn't look both ways before crossing and the front half of her body got nailed by a lady going about 40mph. the lady was of course at no fault but proceeded to floor it and take off when she saw me, thanks for that. she had tire tracks on her legs which made me think she got ran over, but i'm not sure about that, it all happened so fast i can't remember anything but the sound, awful awful sound. she is doing very well today, walking around and such. she's a little swollen and kind of in a stupor, she probably has a concussion, but i think she'll be ok.
so long for now.