Friday, April 2, 2010
My car is loaded with the greenware I've made over the past two months in the RV. It may not look like much, but all of it had to fit in the RV cabinets while we were traveling down the road. I had to dry each piece when we were stopped and then pack it to travel down the road when we moved to the next location. I also had to keep it all out of reach of our three cats and still leave room for our clothes and food, etc. So I was only able to make one of a kind pieces rather than multiples, so I'd still have room to make more.
We bought a house in Lecanto in Citrus County which has the second highest point in Florida. Our particular elevation is 92 feet. We've driven from sea to shining sea, the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean over 2600 miles looking for a new place to live. Now we live between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
This part of Florida has never been hit be a hurricane, knock on wood. Someone told us it was something about the temperature of the gulf waters, but at least we are on high ground. We're about 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico near Crystal River which is home to the endangered manatee; and we're about 118 miles from the ocean in Titusville, close to the astronaut hall of fame.
Unfortunately we have to do quite a bit of remodeling, but we got what we could afford, so our work is cut out for us. But I told Gary this morning, no matter how much work we have to do we must go some place at least every week to take advantage of all the recreation this areas has to offer. We plan on going to the Crystal Springs Preserve this week. So stay tuned for an upcoming post about that.
Gary still has to go back to California and drive our "treasure bus" back here. Click on the link to read how we are moving on a shoestring. The "treasure bus" has most of our belongings and furniture. So we're here with a skeleton amount of household items. Luckily I packed most of my ceramic supplies in my car which we just unloaded into the house yesterday.
Last night I moved the greenware in the house and everything made it except the Thousand Arms is missing a few arms now. Next week I'll be ready to set up a makeshift studio quickly, until Gary comes back with the shelving. I do have a couple of tables to work on and my old Skutt kiln. Four neighbors have already come by to say hi and welcome us, we have a really good feeling about moving here. Check back again real soon for more about our new home and studio plans. Comments and suggestions are welcome.