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Thread #150164   Message #3509719
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
27-Apr-13 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!
Subject: RE: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!
Still in country!
Michelle: Check engine light can be a real pain. It costs me each time. This time $20. to find out - nothing. Sometimes it is the gas cap not put on quite right! Only once has it been useful - a loose air filter. I had gotten the car serviced before leaving Seattle area and finally bit the bullet and had it checked in eastern BC. Feels rather like a scam! That light.

Clean counter tops are a marvel! Wish I had enough cabinets to do that!

Car sounds happier with its new oil! It always tells me - by sound of engine - when it needs a change.

I finally managed to do glazing and firing and it was GOOD!!! Trial glazes netted a lovely soft matt green and more tests to try. Previous 3 newly tested with combos netted a few interesting effects. I actually made notes on what to do next.

What to do next is make more pots and I did a bunch today and then stopped to go to library. Then realized I only wanted to renew books so I phoned instead - and have not gotten back to potting. Once I change clothes...

All test tiles are now stuck to a piece of plywood fore perusal with some craft "glue" so they can be taken off and put back - I guess until that stuff gets tired. I also learned that a glaze I have been using for years is really amazing when put on thicker! I was so excited I wanted to jump in the car and take it to show to a friend in the city! (It is a rich, dark turquoise with visual interest, rather than just solid. I'll post a pic on FB.)

After my fast day on Monday.... I have been pretty good but each day I wake up thinking I'll do it today. Breakfast goes fine then I forget and have lunch..... The log book lasted the predictable two days but I found it today and updated.

Good weather - around 70 - next few days! I bought some plants yesterday from the local horticulture class; a beautiful hanging basket, some perennials including a beautiful day lilly, a spider plant, and a couple fuschia to make my own basket.

A groundhog raced me up the driveway yesterday! It lives under the cabin - at the front. A big beautiful skunk lives in the back apartment! It watched me, from its front door, the other day as I got out of the car and walked to the back door. I watched it too!

Piles of stuff to do. Think I'll read for awhile and hope for a burst of energy.