Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snow

It has been a cold and snowy week in Ohio. Mid week we hit -15 F with a daytime high in the single digits. It finally warmed up a little Friday night and into Saturday so we could get 8" or so of fresh snow on top of out previous layers of snow. The studio is well insulated but the electric heater only kept it at 37. Nothing froze but even turning on the big gas heater did little to warm the clay. What few pots I made this week were done with water from the microwave and popping the clay balls in too for a brief warm up. It helped a lot but it is a slow way to produce much work. This has put me a bit behind schedule but I'm hoping for spring and hope springs eternal. I shoveled the drive a couple of times but after yesterdays blessing I had to get the tractor out this morning. I dug the car out and made a path to the studio and I'm hoping warmer temps today will help clean it up a little more.My biggest help all week has been my 16 inch, insulated waterproof, snake proof Bass Pro boots. They are the only thing that has let me get to the studio and back without frozen toes. Style be damned, they work. The astute viewer will see that a zipper pull broke but a spare split ring was a quick fix and I think maybe an improvement over the original little tab.
 
I had really wanted to go to the first (annual?) Clay Alliance Garage Sale yesterday but it would have been 60 miles round trip through heavy snow. I wasn't registered but I still like to go visit and be supportive of my friends. Good sense won out and I hear it went ok without my attendance. Maybe next year.
 
It is nice enough today to go jam with the balladeers tonight. Here is this weeks offering. Just imagine a fiddle break at the designated spot. Thanks for stopping by.
 
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The youtube link is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-D5TT-s6Lc in case you prefer to go that way.
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. I never like those little tabs to pull up anything, and they are too hard to pull when your fingers are cold as ice too. minus 15 yikes, we warmed up to the upper 40s today and it rained and melted all the snow. have fund jammin today.

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  2. Thank goodness those beautiful boots are snake proof too. Would not want you to sacrifice safety for fashion. You can never be too careful out there.

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  3. Thanks Nancy. Could you tell I was thinking of you when I took the picture? Snake proof is not a big deal now but we have some property in Tn. where it is a good idea to wear them in the summer.

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  4. Those single and negative digits were tough this week. The basement, which is where I work, was not inviting at all with the exposed back wall and 4 windows. So nice for light when the temperature is not quite so frigid. About 20 degrees warmer than your studio, though.

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  5. Love the boots Dennis! Yeah, this snow thing is getting pretty old! We had 12 inches snow, wind, sleet, snow, rain, more snow, rain and wind! HA! I am ready for spring! Stay safe and warm!

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  6. My Carhartt jumpsuit is getting me through this cold. Now if you had one of those to go with your boots, you might be on the cover of Vogue next month!

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  7. Snow proof and snake proof, sounds like a great fashion statement.

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  8. I think that blogger ate my comment.
    it went something like this... snake proof boots would come in handy in NC!

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