Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Last Saturday in September

There is a lot going on right now, and almost none of it is directly tied to our pottery. Julie has created an online pottery store for us, Kastan Pottery and Artworks, that I've added a link to in the right hand column.

We spent a lot of time this year prepping for and going to art shows. We had one every other month, which doesn't sound like a lot, but becomes just about the only thing you think about after a long days work, and the kinds of pieces that Julie and I create take a lot of time in the studio to complete.

We are focusing on all of the maintenance tasks around the house that we didn't have time for in the spring and summer; things like patching the back deck, pressure washing the house, and touching up the trim paint. I have a list of items for the outside of the house, which I need to finish before it gets too cold out, and then I can transition to my list of tasks in the garage (like building a hatch to the crawlspace in the ceiling, and reorganizing my workbench) and then I can get to the list for inside the house.

Julie and I have also started to throw out some of the stuff that we've accumulated over the years that we no longer need.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

There's A Joke in Here Somewhere....

A cancer researcher has discovered a way to burn water.

I guess they mean they can induce combustion using salt water as a fuel. The technique heats the water to three thousand degrees with radio waves.

It would be wonderful if more energy can be derived from this experiment than goes into it, but I'm thinking that that won't be the case.