Friday, October 20, 2006

Burning Down the House

Coffee in the Austin skyline mug, “A Storm is Coming” from the Lord of the Rings on iTunes, 100 or so words written yesterday--far short of the scheduled 1600. And yet it was still a good and productive day and I am satisfied with the output.

I didn’t get a pedicure because the laptop battery was dead and I wasn't going to sit there without being able to write. And it’s just as well I didn't as it took most of the day to get the fuse load in (I hate, hate, hate the little Pop Art pieces!) and the Art Institute order signed, packed and shipped. Today I invoice! I also narrowly missed burning down the house last night. *sigh* I have got to get a multi-hour timer that I can wear around, and I have to do it today.

Yesterday I left the kiln lid open an inch until the kiln was at 1200 degrees (and had been there on full power for some time). I have to vent the kiln because of the reaction between the binder in the thinfire and the Bullseye opal glass and I forgot that it was vented until 9:45 pm last night--I should have closed the lid at 5:30. The kiln is in the garage and the garage door was closed so it was getting mighty warm in there before I closed the kiln. Got another load like that to do today and I will set the timer on the stove and work in the breakfast room till it goes off.

Now off to write. Pics later.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try setting the alarm settings on your cell phone or blackberry. I set them on my phone when I need to be reminded to go to the garage for the kiln.
MONYMAN

Anonymous said...

By the way, Chrissie is on the waitlist for One of Kind in Dec. Hope to see you there.
MONYMAN

Brenda Griffith said...

Wow! I thought you guys had decided not to do that show anymore. And I am amzed they have a wait--it's a BIG show this year (450 artists up from 350 last year). I hope she gets in--it's been too long since I have seen all of you. I ordered a timer this morning. I don't carry a cell phone or blackberry or that would be a great idea.

Jodi said...

Sorry you didn't get your pedicure, but thanks for inspiring me to get one. I was way overdue and rarely treat myself to something like this.

Brenda Griffith said...

Friday is a GREAT day for a pedicure. I hope to be able to indulge next week. Otherwise it will be the following book after the book is finished and in to the editor. yeee, yeee, yeee!

Bill Paley said...

You PLANNED 1600 words? Good Lord, woman. Aieee!

Brenda Griffith said...

See addendum to today's post (10/22).