Saturday, October 20, 2012

Earthenware test tiles

Here's a bowl of the fired Cone 04 test tiles, which I have to catalog, make follow up notes on, etc. Yesterday was an all day shopping and cooking and gardening day, and today was spent dealing with computer and camera problems, most still not resolved.

The computer now isn't recognizing my camera, and it took hours of searching to find out that its configuration information in the registry is incomplete or damaged; but of course there's no other information to tell me how to fix it. I did manage to get some photos off the memory card, but I find it a lot easier to just download them into Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop Elements. Of course, the error message could be wrong since Bonnie kitty knocked my camera on the floor two days ago and it could be something internal! :-(

I will be doing more Google searching for registry error message that after dinner. So the tile notes will probably have to wait till tomorrow.

Then there was the blue screen of death again and I have no idea what caused that! It's been an interesting day. Computers, cooking and taking time to do early voting has eaten up the day.  Lord, I've been in my pj's all day!

All voting in Oregon is write in, which is very convenient, so I had to spend a lot of time trying to find out who some of these candidates are for judges, and a bunch of other state and county jobs. That took about another hour out of my day; but it's done and will be in tomorrows mail.

Now it's time to start an easy dinner, thanks to some of the things we bought at the opening of Trader Joe's yesterday. They certainly have a lot of frozen and packaged foods; and we came home with two shopping bags full of goodies. Our son and daughter in law had recommended their packaged tomato soup. There were two to choose from and I bought one of each. They also recommended the tamales, something Jim loves, so that's what he's having for dinner and I'm not a tamale fan, so I'm having the chile rellenos, and all I have to do it heat up some re-fried beans topped with cheese to go with it.

Hopefully I can resolve some of these computer and camera issues tonight. In any case, tomorrow is going to be a studio day and these other problems will just have to wait. Jim keeps telling me to buy another laptop; but my stubborn streak moves me to fix it. Maybe I just like to grumble!


  1. The frozen tandoori naan is amazing too. I keep lots of packages of it in the freezer for winter soups and stews, yum!
    Loving those earthenware colors, makes me want to buy some red clay!

  2. Some great looking test tiles there, I think I'm developing a thing for light greens!

  3. I like the blue one. Its perfect for my room.