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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

must have been Monday, if everything was gonna break.....

Gosh, you just love the longest day of the year, don't you? So much lovely daylight.
You can see that Spike crawled into the wife's strawberry picking basket. Spike is no angel. How is it cats know about all the naughty little places to nap?

Sunday the kiln was firing, and it has a computer controller, monitoring the temp and speed and whatever. It rang the alarm for firing too slow. But it finished its work, things were OK, just a slightly slow firing, but I knew I had to test the kiln, open up its guts. One of the elements nearly burned out, so I replaced it. Works like new again. The studio potter learns to fix stuff, you better believe it...and then the front door lock broke, and I fixed THAT. The homeowner ALSO learns to fix it all....


Capital M said...

Penny, your supervisor, should note this in your annual review.

Reverend Awesome said...

Well crap, at least you're such a handyman!

One day Penny is going to harness the power of flight with those big ears.

Michèle Hastings said...

it's always something... it's great to be handy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Stuff breaks and it is lovely when we can fix it ourselves!!!
Penny; does she ever help??? ;)

Lori Buff said...

So you were fixing while the pets were napping. Doesn't seem fair.

I'm With Stupid said...

I love strawberries. Especially fresh, locally grown strawberries. I think I'll go get some now that you mentioned it.

Susan as Herself said...

Penny looks so soft in these pics.

Also, that strawberry box is just the sort of place Chief likes to sleep. He has a box fetish!

Unknown said...

Geez sounds like you had a Poltergeist move through! hahahahha! Sorry about the kiln, and yes it 's rather a blessing when the simple things go awry.
So way glad you could fix it though. George is really a great mechanic, and electronic wiz when it comes to hardware. His Dad was a TV repair man, so he was born doing electronic repairs.
Just don't have him cook...ugh! Wrong skill for him...hahahhaha :)

Unknown said...

Thought you were going to say you got Penny fixed, while you were at it...

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