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  1. Gray skies from clouds so much better than from smoke. Happy to have the rain!

    1. Roberta12
    2. Denice

      Denice

      The smoke it moving out of our area this week,  I finally got to see the sun setting in the smoky sky last night.  Pink sun with grey skies made me feel like I was in a Star Wars Movie.     Denice

  2. Over this past weekend I had a conversation with a woman who’s dad has mild dementia. It was at a sale I was doing and she literally jumped when she saw my porcelain polar bears. They are just little standing bears, nothing spectacular. She told me her dad and her have gone on yearly vacations since her mum passed away a few years back. In the spring she is taking him to the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat where they care for orphaned or injured bears. She said he has always loved polar bears but with his dementia his memory is slipping so she bought him a bear to put beside his bed to remind him of the trip they will be taking. Thought it was really touching and appreciated that she took the time to tell me the story even though it made her cry.

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    2. Min

      Min

      Thanks Gabby. To be honest I felt humbled with her reaction, wish I had just given her the bear though.

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      it's definitely a long grieving process - glad the bear helped a bit- maybe for both of them :)  Going thru this myself now with my Mom.  We bring Italian cold cuts, cheeses & olives  & sourdough bread - stuff they don't serve at her care home. 

    4. Min

      Min

      I'm sorry to hear that Terri. Not a pleasant part of the ageing process for so many people or their families. It's wonderful your Mom has a caring, thoughtful daughter.

  3. Nicest customer at my market today. She invited us to a bbq dinner at her place after the market today. Total sweetheart.

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    2. GEP

      GEP

      How nice! Pottery customers are maybe the best among the whole retail world. Sometimes I see the types of people buying other things, like high-end jewelry, and I think “thank goodness that person is not in my booth talking about herself for an hour.”

    3. oldlady

      oldlady

      how was the food???

    4. Min

      Min

      Couldn't make Anacortes this year, hope to get down there next year. (maybe with Laura) We passed on the bbq, we have an old dog at home and needed to get back before he had an accident. The invitation warmed my heart, nice to be reminded  there are still very kind people in the world.

  4. Going camping for a few days.

  5. Gas prices are crazy here, $1.57 / litre, works out to $5.97 a US gallon. Expected to go up again later in the week. Glad I don't have to drive to work!!!

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    2. Min

      Min

      Up to 158.9 overnight (regular gas). My daughter just bought a Chevy Volt electric car, expensive vehicle but she doesn't have the $80 plus fill ups anymore. 

    3. neilestrick

      neilestrick

      Ours has been creeping up. Got over $3 a gallon this week. Hasn't been that high in a long time.

    4. Min

      Min

      $3 a gallon? Crazy cheap!!!! I just did a stats search, have to go back to Feb 2003 for our price/litre to be the equivalent of that.

  6. Doing income tax, such fun. April 30 deadline.

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      We did this last week-as account had ours ready after a month long trip-paid the IRS -state-and next years self employment taxes-it was a big hit-wallet is much lighter now.The best part is finishing it up

    2. GEP

      GEP

      Just got mine back from my accountant. I’m happy to let somebody else be the expert. He told me to make extra estimated payments at the end of last year, so the amounts due now are not too bad. 

  7. Away for a few days, cabin up the coast, wifi can be spotty where I'm going. 

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      Have a nice time!

       

  8. Happy Birthday O.Lady!!!! Wishing you many happy returns!

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Yes happy b-day -may you have many many more.

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Yes happy b-day -may you have many many more.

    4. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Happy B.day Alice!!! Many many more!

  9. think I fried my brain doing a market in 95 degree weather yesterday. just wiped today, I'm not made for hot weather.

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I can relate-thats why I live where its in the 60 year around

    3. Min

      Min

      Market was okay but not brilliant. Think customers had more sense than I did and stayed indoors with the ac on. We don't usually get this hot so not acclimatized to it at all, especially in June.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      that's why I moved back to Montana.

  10. was gobsmacked by this article, nothing to do with clay but...https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/15/seven-percent-of-americans-think-chocolate-milk-comes-from-brown-cows-and-thats-not-even-the-scary-part/?utm_term=.192912713a0c

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    2. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      Not an Urban legend...I grew up in the Queens borough of NYC among kids who had never been out of their neighborhood, A few (about 7%)believed...

    3. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Chocolate milk is used to disguise the pus the in the milk.

  11. Packing up for first camping trip of the summer, yay!

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    2. Dale pots

      Dale pots

      Ceramic jugs keep your water cool! Have fun!

    3. Min

      Min

      thanks! just a quick 3 day break so staying fairly local. no cells, internet, electricity, just peace and quiet

    4. terrim8

      terrim8

      and lots of early morning bird calls!

  12. just tried out the Sherrill Do-All trim tool, love it! cuts so cleanly, thanks S.Dean for your help there : )

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Got mine last year at NCECA---LOVE it

    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Yes, it is fabulous!!! I don't use any other tools anymore. Except very occasionally a loop tool with a square bit. But rarely.

       

  13. anybody else keep getting bumped off the site after logging in and trying to post something? I'm also getting a "I'm not a robot" verification popping up.

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I have had many a post lately I thought I posted not appear.

      Glad you brought it up I hate to always be the one saying this software sucks at times.Its all happened since the crash last weekend .

       

    3. Min

      Min

      yup, ever since the crash with me too.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Yeah that happens off and on to me. Certain days I think they have more spam than others or something.

       

  14. whole lot of kiln bricks for sale on craigslist in northern michigan if anyone is looking for some

    1. Babs

      Babs

      Must feel like home:-))

    2. Min

      Min

      maybe, i just saw the posting when i was lurking on another site.

  15. can someone remind me how to change my avatar?

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      make it 50k. before uploading. I have a folder in my gallery for avatars.Once the photo is in your gallery, open options "set as photo"

    3. Min

      Min

      got it! thanks! kinda centered goofy but good enough i guess.

    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      thanks for that I changed mine

  16. argh! the stock markets! enough already.

  17. argh, the stock markets! enough already. not clay related but hard to ignore.

  18. Hi Lou, this is the info I saw: I teach a clay class at McDaniel College , Westminster Maryland . We haven't used our Walker Pugmill in many years. It is in good shape. maybe a couple blades are bend but it runs and is ready to work. But I could not allow young students to operate it. All safety's are there but !!! I am thinking 1000.00 Ken Hankins, Shiloh Pottery . 410-239-8888 Seeya, Min

  19. Hi John, thanks for the description of how you take such good pictures. I'm pretty hopeless at photography so any info is a great help. Min

  20. Hi John, your dog looks a lot like our Catahoula, is yours one also? Min

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