Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kiln Moving Day

Jeff spent the last week taking down our gas kiln at the log cabin. He did it almost entirely by himself, while I kept the gallery open at home. Brick by brick, it was unstacked, packed in boxes, and placed on pallets. Today we hired someone to come out with a forklift, load the pallets on a truck, and drive them a mile and half up the road, to their new home.

Of course it rained like crazy. Just like it has every day for the last two weeks. Since the yard is like mush, the forklift dude had to park his truck and trailer in the driveway and travel through the yard with each pallet of brick.

 the kiln site at 505 E Main

One of these days it will stop raining long enough for our form to dry out so that we can pour some concrete.

The moving took less than two hours, well worth hiring someone. It would have taken Jeff and I all day to move brick in our trailer. Never mind how our backs would feel at the end of the day!

Jeff got out his power washer and helped Mother Nature wash the mud off of the driveway. Our parking area is clean ready for pottery shoppers!

We can't wait to have our kiln up and running again. When we rebuild, it will be bigger and better! Getting through the holiday season, without our kiln, has been a real struggle. I am looking forward to the day I can sleep through the night without worrying.


  1. So glad the move has happened, now just rebuilding better! I know what you mean about rain!

  2. Sleeping through the night without worrying surely has it's benefits! I hope you're there soon.

  3. No reason to worry in a year it will all be a distant memory. Look forward, the sun will be out and life will feel so sweet.

  4. Best of luck getting the kiln up and running. This move has been a huge thing for you and Jeff to deal with while trying to make a living at the same time.

  5. One step at a time…..BTW, your back yard looks very pretty!


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