Tuesday, May 26, 2009
FIVE thumbs: portrait of a potter in one hour
So basically, I am an ARTISTE living in my own little bubble, never noticing or caring if faucets leak or paint peels or shingles fall off.
I am, however, married to someone who DOES notice.
OK, so my 6th kitchen faucet repair made things worse darnitall and so I finally throw in the towel, argue with the missus and agree that we shall bring the product booklet to H0me Despots (buy Kohler plumbing fixtures, just do it, they can't be beat) and see if we can replace this HOSE except it turns out the hose is unique and welded on, so they have to give us a whole new handle setup, have I mentioned I love Kohler? And H0me Despots can be pretty darn nice, at least this lady helping us was, so while we're there I get that dang gutter piece I need and I shove it into the car and get home and Lauren across the street is NOT like me, in that she IS handy around the house, helps me get the ladder up and gives me a saw thingy to cut the gutter with and I go up there and down and move the ladder and generally fart around for an hour making a mess of things, but in the end? There is a serviceable pair of gutters over the door, and the shingle above the door is refastened. Not well, but serviceably, and I didn't get hurt, and some day soon I will tackle the small Niagara that is my kitchen sink...
BUT in the middle of this rather unsatisying hour of crummy home improvement near-failures I unload the cooled kiln and it is AWESOME baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous firing. More on that later kids...
Point A) I am not handy, I am not a gardener
Point B) I suppose it is useful that my wife is vigilant on house upkeep, otherwise I would be living unawares in a damp dump
Point C) My household strong points are I kick azz in the kitchen with baking and cooking every day, I clean the floors and bathroom and litter box all the time, and keep things fairly tidy DAY TO DAY
Point D) my wife tells me I am goog at other things too, ahem
Point E) I am a potter! Yay!
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 1:33 PM