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Thread #169078 Message #4109087
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
06-Jun-21 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Time flies when... So I read through the posts since my last one and am overwhelmed and enthralled- by the amount of papers that need shredding, by the gimmicks of strange and mysterious ... I have no idea. Living off the grid for 15 years and planning to live off for the previous years, I avoided all things electrical for the most part. You guys are talking a foreign language. I do have 3 blenders - all from thrift shops, all in good working order, rarely used now. Life has been simplified to - I don't cook much, almost never bake, If it takes more then 15 minutes...
Two books of ? I really am starting to lose words - getting disconcerting. Oh yeah, passwords. One sheet of paper folded in half and copied so I have a copy in each of strategic places. Have misplaced my Air Miles card and they want the number and my last two addresses. They can send me an email advertising some... Why can't they find me in their system??? I don't remember how long I have had it or what address I used... They also want a picture of my driver's license with certain things blacked out... I cannot figure that out either... It has actually earned a bit for me in spite of the paucity of my purchases. I will re-visit later.
But I did get here on Tuesday as planned. Turned on the already loaded kiln, only to have it quit, sometime before 9 pm; put in new fuses (I thought), still did not work. Oh well. Texted neighbour re cutting the jungle. He arrived with multiple devices before 9 am. YAY!
Exhausted as usual but did errands on Weds, visited friends in their yard. Talked their ears off and mentioned my kiln problem. Michael informed me he is an electrician and once worked in a pottery studio. He said he would come on Friday afternoon. He did. He showed me how to use that meter in the K drawer to see if a fuse was any good. (one was not- why was it in the box...?) Did the firing on Saturday, Unloaded on Sunday, waxed bottoms and everything is out in the wood shed as it is too hot to work. That's today! I did throw two plates for Erica and a few smaller items and readied clay for more plates and... Also today. Now it is 85 in the studio. The plates are drying!! Cooked a batch of rhubarb, will freeze it and take it back for R. (Do not like it.)
I have been getting some clearing up done in house and studio and lots of weeding, visit with Sue(next door neighbour) in the screen house on Friday. Took pots to shop and picked up my earnings. Arranged an earlier second shot - on 10 June!! I am staying until 19th then going back to be there for R as he has his second on 24th. Les is visiting me the afternoon of my shot and I asked to check on me on the next day. I think I will arrange to text her "And if you don't hear from me, maybe you could check".
Have eaten too much, maybe due to exhaustion. Read an incredible Autobiography on line, SRS: You might enjoy: https://www.harlanhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019%20HHBK-FINAL.pdf
no blue clicky - my brain cannot deal with any more tech stuff.
Great pics of amazing pots and a story full of - well, "things happen..." R was enthralled.
Harlan is a world class potter with attitude. I took a week long course from him years ago and ... "a Zen potter"... I learned I would never do porcelain but it was a great week. "We were saving for a frig when we met this puppy... The frig still works." He brought the Akita to class.
Weeding is very bad for my shoulder which I need for potting... I was happy potting this am and happy that I managed to throw the two plates easily. I need bats to do plates and I seem to have left a couple at Dupont - brought what I thought but wrong ones. So I shall have to throw two, wait for them to be dry enough ... Tomorrow...
Time for a salad. 77 in the house. OK as long as I don't move much.
I added your link, Dorothy. :) ---mudelf