Thursday, November 11, 2010
Happy Birthday Gary
Happy Birthday Gary, he's 63 now. I wish I could give him a Harley, but as they say money talks and BS walks. So no BS, he's not getting this Harley which belongs to a friend of ours. All Gary can think of is going to the beach, we may have to do that again real soon.
Here's Gary washing my car on his birthday. This isn't as bad as it sounds because Gary actually likes washing cars. I get so many negative comments about why I'm driving such a big car. It's the only car I've found I can get in and out of easily, sit in, and ride in for a long distance which doesn't hurt my back. I needed a big car to remodel our previous home hauling the building supplies myself, like 8 ft sheets of plywood, etc; then I hauled 2500 pounds worth of studio supplies and my kiln from California to here. Since it's paid off, and even with the repairs I've put into it lately, I won't be selling it for a very long time. I can't afford payments or higher insurance or registration rates on a newer car, this one is a 2001, which I've had for four years. As they say you can't judge a book by it's cover and that's true about me driving my burb.
I promised Gary I'd help him go through all the stuff in the bus and the house and we'd sell all we don't need when we got back from North Carolina, so I am momentarily detoured. I've been sorting more items we'll sell at a local flea market. Flea markets are big here in Florida during the winter months. Less than a mile from us there's one most weekdays, all of which are very well attended. Oh and I can haul the stuff I'll sell at the flea market all at the same time in my big car.
The electric company is replacing the pole right outside our home, so needless to say my firings are delayed. I don't want an electricity interruption right in the middle of my firing. I'm still painting my art fair shelves. Here again I can haul my shelves, booth, tent, and pottery to shows safely in my big car, heck I can even sleep in it if I have to. I hope you're not too disappointed about the delay in my post about the shelves, but I will get to them as quick as I can and post very soon.
Remember the magic umbrella cheese dish, it came out of the firing fine. I think I could bump the firing hold time up to 5 minutes longer for the glaze. I also want to make the top smoother on the bottom edge. I was thinking about adding a handle to make carrying the top and bottom together easier, but I like the look of it being completely round. Maybe I could make some type of a locking mechanism whereby turning the cover it would slide into a slot and hold it and then turn again to open it. Like the way the old time gas caps have two tabs and when you turn them they locked into place. Something to think about.
Just as I was typing this post a crow was outside my window cawing with a hoarse voice. Have you ever heard a crow with a hoarse voice? I never have till today. He sounded like the honking of a bicycle horn. Is he saying something to me? I think so. Get busy Linda, I'm tired of hearing your excuses. I guess I have some procrastination blood in my veins. Well I did paint the kitchen and we're moving my studio into the other room which is bigger, so lots of moving stuff around. Anyway here is a post I found about crows. Clay stuff coming soon.