So – It’s not all bad …

We met the tax-day deadline (umm, with 30+ hours to spare!)!  And, while Uncle Sam wasn’t so nice to us this year,  I don’t have to look for another job just yet. 

Meanwhile … DH was busy all day Monday when a major pipe thawed (AND busted) by the barn.  Fortunately, we caught it minutes after it happened – and –  he has ‘Man Tools’ …  Add a helpful nephew with healthy, young back muscles and problem solved!  [Yeah, so …our son was working all day, our daughter still has one functional hand, and I just worked an ER-nurse-SRO-weekend tour … Anyway – thank you Tyler!]  Here’s a lovely shot that shows off my newly renovated lawn – and removed, busted culprit.

2015-busted-pipe

The great news – they got it fixed.  THIS means I have running water in the studio again, as well as the house!  [Happy Dance!]  Which meant wrapping up the taxes was my job.  It only took 10 hours, and sleep is over-rated.

But, glass is good.  Running water is good.  And, if one is bummed about their financial situation, Blondie is always here to help … (Our Neapolitan Mastiff – who loves her some sweets, and won’t let a little thing like a deep jar get in her way …)  So, I’m sharing:

Now, all I have to do is attend an A.M. nursing competency class … in T-5 hours.  One more deadline, and the studio will be mine!

BTW – here is my sugar skull experiment.  It worked (sort of …), but I’d like to see a thicker frit layer.  And, the fact that I had to hand-cut the stencil defeats the purpose of my trial.   Hmm …

sugar-skull-experiment

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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