Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pack n' Play

We spent a few hours preparing the kiln for shipping yesterday by building cardboard and plywood supports for the inside of the kiln. They had luckily saved the Styrofoam arch support. We also spoke with Mike about the logistics of the move and set a date for the weekend of August 9th or 10th (depending on the weather). My excitement about the kiln is starting to win out over any fears I may have...and Tim plans to spike my cheerios with something the day of the move so that I'm nice and mellow.

The whole time we were packing the kiln, Leo the dog (on top) had his way with this little pug the entire day. It was quite entertaining.

Monday, July 28, 2008

With a little help from our friends...

Our friend Nathan came over with his fancy roofing square and helped Tim cut the rafters. Thanks Nathan! This week we will start preparing for the BIG MOVE by building supports for the inside of the kiln. Hopefully we'll get the rake walls up and set a date (and a rain date) for the move.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Half way

Tim is making good progress on the shed. Weather looks great this week to finish the walls and start the rafters.

I've spoken with a rigger to coordinate the crane that will lift the kiln over the walls and place it down on the pad. We will have the rafters ready to put up asap after the kiln is delivered.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lego Factory

Good thing Tim's favorite toy as a kid was Legos...
We got our huge Home Depot delivery this week and he's already got the back wall up!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A girl, a gas kiln...a love story

So this is my beautiful "new" gas kiln. A Bailey Deluxe Shuttle kiln 38/24. It is still up in Lyme NH safe in a shed until we are ready to move it. We'll have our shed materials delivered this week and begin building walls and rafters so that construction can go quickly once the kiln is delivered. Getting it here is a whole other story that I haven't quite figured out the details on yet - but we have a month or so to work it out.

Stay tuned...