Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Allow me to explain about the glass studio business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. So what do we do? Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well. How? I don't know. It's a mystery.

The furnace was down again when Lee got in this afternoon. After two hours of calls to tech support, reading of the manual and futzing in the freezing cold in the hotshop (and getting Austin to read the teeny tiny model numbers on the controller), it looks like we might have both a workaround and a new thermocouple on order. Let's cross fingers and toes.


Bill said...

I bet you don't have room for any more furnaces, do you?

How about putting a furnace back in the garage at the house?

Brenda Griffith said...

Ahh--small clarification: it is the GLASS furnace that is down. The thingie that heats the big pot of melty gooey molten glass (which wasn't so melty gooey or molten yesterday...).

Cynthia Morgan said...

Ouchh. How cold did the glass get? Was the interior damaged?

I thought your opening description was apt...but doesn't that apply to MOST small businesses? ;-)