|pouring over it...|
I threw the pour -overs from some "B-mix for Wood" that I mooched off Nancy Smeltzer over at Little Mahoning Creek Potter. Beggars can't be choosers but I have to say that's some finicky clay...very nice smooooth clay, it just doesn't act like a rough and tumble stoneware...its essentially a very porcelaneous clay body. Regardless, it fires real nice in both the wood and salt kiln....and I am very grateful to have been spotted a couple bags of clay in a pinch.
My basement at the house in Indiana, Pa was the other thing that runneth over...more like, all the water that ranneth in to it. I ended up with just under a foot of water down in the basement last Thursday night. That was a lot less than some of my neighbors however. People lost their furnaces, washers, dryers...you name it...I lost my hot water heater and washing machine. Long story short we had a major storm that produced flash flooding conditions all over town. The water was high both in the basement and standing outside...my lawn mower was in water over the lower portion and up some to the motor apparently...how far I don't know exactly, but it was high enough to have drowned it so that it will not start anymore. The mower was inside my old shed out back. Insane. It was the first time in my 8 years there that I ever had water in my basement. The water penetrated my defenses(sump pumps and french drains) and just kept a coming...a neighbor told me that the water came in from all over and his pumps just could't keep up either. The firemen were out until 1 am pumping out people's basements. We lost a lot of books and magazines, some art work...but mostly a bunch of crap we just shoved in boxes and never dealt with. The kicker is the cost of the hot water heater and washer...as well as the general clean up...not too mention the back breaking work lumping all that wet shit up stairs and out to the curb. URGH...no pictures although I am happy to say its in better shape right now.
|Installation art at the Mattress Factory|
Minus the great flood it might have been a better week. Right now I think I will let the beer poureth freely.