Friday, December 19, 2008

clay, kilns, and dogs

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.

8 comments:

Jerry said...

So sorry to hear about Kaylee. That's really crappy that the lady sped off, she'll have a major karma smack coming her way soon I would think. I hope that Kaylee is no worse for the wear, poor thing.

Good luck with the kiln building. Can't wait to see some pictures of what will be going in.

Mike said...

One more example of why like like animals better than most people. I hope she's back-to-normal quickly.

potterboy said...

Hope Kaylee recovers soon - I remember living on a busy road as a child, and we were always losing pets - mostly cats - horrible stuff.

Kiln stuff sounds interesting - what are you building (or was that in a post that I missed?) I remember you saying you were making changes... are you doing that or starting from scratch? Anyway, keep us posted. Pics are always good :)

Judy Shreve said...

Poor Kaylee! Hope she heals quickly. I'm thinking the woman who sped off has a dog bite in her future . . .

I love your etsy pots - especially the wood fired casserole. Hope your sales are great.

Good luck with the kiln building. That should actually be fun!

Kyle Carpenter said...

holy crap. give her a pat on the head for me. i love dogs.

Ron said...

Hope Kaylee gets back to her old self soon (minus the bolting out the door part). Glad it wasn't any worse.

doug fitch said...

Oh man, that must have shaken you up, sorry to hear that news, hope all's ok. Good luck with the kiln, it'll be interesting to watch it all happen from over here. Have a great Christmas.

jbf said...

Ouch! I hope she heals quickly and you can get that awful sound out of a frontal lobe. What the heck is wrong with people?