I have to go in tommorow for jury selection. The selection is supposed to last two days. Here's the kicker: They instruct to to show up to the last day of jury selection with your bags packed for a four week trial. If you are selected to be on the jury you are sequestered for four weeks, they house and feed you and you are not allowed to have contact with the public. When I first heard about this I thought it might be quite an interesting experience. However now that the time has arrived I've come to realize how little I can afford to take four weeks off. We are hoping to fire our kiln in March/April and have our gallery completed by May. We would certainly like to have a little more time to make pots this time as well. Time to make some more time consuming pieces, and also time to fill all three chambers.
So wish me luck that I'm not chosen for the jury.
I'll end with a couple of pictures of the kitchen floor I've been working on. We pulled up the linoleum and the hard wood floor is in pretty decent shape underneath. I did have to cut out a small section near the bathroom as it was rotten. Also there will have to be some patching from where a earlier remodel to place. All in all though a positive discovery. Lots of nail pulling though.....