Thursday, September 25, 2008

Still at it

Tim is half way between the shed and the house with the ditch for the electric. 18" deep. The shed is half painted and mostly sided, with a door that works. Can't wait to hear back from the gas company about my hook up!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Coming together

Made some progress today with the shed. Tim finished the roof, put up more siding, and hung the "new" old barn door we picked up at a salvage place this summer. The door will be refinished and painted - I think it will look great!

Meanwhile, the electric kiln is going non-stop while I get ready for a show on Long Island this coming weekend.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


We needed some steel work done on the kiln track - so Mike came by from The Steel Shed in Bernardston to cut off some shims that had been welded on by the previous owner. We jacked up the kiln door with two car jacks and the whole thing was done in a few minutes. They also built me a track for a barn door to slide across on - which we picked up at Renew Salvage in Brattleboro over the summer.

I've also had a propane company come by this week to write up an estimate for connecting me to a 500 gallon tank in the next month or so! They don't require me to purchase 500 gallons up front - but offer a credit plan to pay monthly. Good!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Inspector says "nice" "solid" "good"

We passed our first building inspection today! I'm so relieved. He wants to come back after both kilns are installed and hooked up...and the shed doors and siding are up. So we will carry on with the siding and Tim is almost finished with the roofing shingles. The steel track for the barn door is being custom made and should be delivered tomorrow morning. They will also help us remove some welded shims the previous kiln owners had in place on the kiln track. We will attempt to jack up the kiln door with two car jacks in the morning. Should be exciting.