Sunday, April 22, 2012

Busy post going away party day

Lisa Clague gave us this fabulous going away party last night. It was so hard to say goodbye, yet so wonderful to see everyone. Everyone brought great food and Jim brought lots of wine. Needless to say I didn't have much trouble sleeping last night.

Today has been another frenzy of packing and purging. I thought it was going to be a slow day and then realized I still had some kiln furniture and shelves in the Olympic gas kiln and Skutt electric kiln which had to be packed. I also decided to insulate the lids of both kilns with about at least 8 layers of packing paper to keep the bricks from rubbing together during moving. There were also a lot of boxes and studio racks, etc. to number, and two last advancers to wrap heavily. I managed to slide two of them into two big clothing boxes which would give them extra  protection from the clothes.

There were a few more unexpected boxes to pack and as soon as I get through this little break, I have a few boxes to top off and close. The rest of the packing (mainly last minute mugs, Jim's coffee pot and my desktop computer) will wait till morning. My wi-fi is tied to that computer and I'm not sure if it will work if I just plug it into my big laptop, so I'm leaving it to the very last.

The movers will be arriving between 8:30 and 9, and since I'm such an early riser, I should be able to get the last bit of packing done before they arrive - I hope!