Today began with a delivery of 1000 lbs of glass. Coffee was in the New York Skyline mug (I eagerly await the Los Angeles mug which should arrive this week) and there was no music on the iPod. This afternoon I will get the fuse load in the kiln which I cut and prepared yesterday, and I will unload the delivery from Bullseye and put everything away. This will be the first official use of the new glass storage area in the garage. I am so excited I may even sweep the floor!
I don't know how it happened, but I am now three days ahead on my firing schedule: If I keep to the schedule I will have the next two gallery orders ready to ship three days ahead of when they are scheduled to go out. I am pretty excited about this as it means there is now room in the schedule for experimentation... and cleaning and writing... whatever.
I may even have a personal use for this time--I have decided to do a mosaic wall along one side of the pond and use up a lot of glass that I otherwise don't use anymore (mostly bought for Tiffany-style lamps which cost more to make than to purchase from Home Depot Expo made in China). Using it there will have the double positive effect of clearing out the studio and providing something beautiful for our home that does not need to be moved when we move.
So off to grab a quick lunch and get fusing! Tomorrow a picture of the kiln load from today (this site needs a bit of color).