Monday, September 10, 2007

Lots of Can't Wait

Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug (surely cold by now), "Careless" by the Drive By Truckers on iTunes accompanied by Seraph and Baxter. This is worth a side note: Seraph is our remaining deerhound. She lost her brother, Jester, a couple of weeks ago. Being hounds, Seraph and Jester often sang along with ambulances and other emergency vehicles driving past our house--they even taught Baxter the Spaniel (clearly *not* a hound dog) to howl right along with them. Since Jester died, Seraph hasn't howled but maybe once... until this morning. The Drive By Truckers elicited the best, longest, full-throated howl I have heard in some time. It warmed the cockles of my heart for sure--and of course Baxter joined in

Fired all weekend and am finally caught up (fingers crossed and a load in today). Didn't get anything in for Niche on Friday. Some things just can't be rushed. But I took pictures this morning of the Ocean on white lattice wall piece that is shipping today and the puzzle pieces I was going to coldwork into a Niche sculpture.

Also over the weekend I went over the property that's thefront runner for new studio space with my electrician. Whew. It's going to cost a bit to upgrade to 200 amp service. Today I meet with the carpenter and get his quote, and I hope to hear back from the bank about a mortgage. Then I need to get with the HVAC guy about the cost of putting in air-conditioning. The house was built in 1929 and has forced-air heat in the floor, but I think--given the ten-foot ceilings--I would like to put the air-conditioning ducts in the ceiling. Cold air falls, doncha know.

Heard from Maureen at Glass Patterns Quarterly Friday and my piece made the cover of the fall issue--can't wait to see it! Now I need to get going on the fountain I am doing for the winter issue. Tomorrow I have been invited to Armstrong Glass in Kennesaw to play with Float Fire. I can't wait!

1 comment:

Bill Paley said...

Soon, you'll be buying warehouses and factories for your product. Before you know it, you'll be flying to China and Thailand to observe how your indentured servants are working your product...