I probably made more progress today than any day so far. At long last all stock that is headed for the storage unit is boxed and ready to go. It's all inventoried, organized and recorded as well. There were 33 boxes in all, most of them full to the brim. I will post a picture of them tomorrow. I forgot my camera today.
Tomorrow I will start
packing up the stock intended for fair sales and other such events. I'm
planning on doing some craft fairs (the sort you have to pass a jury to
get into, that is), and generally circulating anywhere I have an
opportunity. So there is still a fair amount of stock left to pack. Most
of it will load up pretty quickly, though.
After that, the bisque
will need to be boxed up. That won't take very long because 1. there
isn't a whole lot and, 2. I don't have to pack it quite as carefully as
the finished work.
Yesterday I managed to process a couple hundred
pounds of clay. I have one more barrel to get through and that is the
only part of this little adventure that has me concerned. I may be
packing unprocessed clay into smaller buckets and storing it if I can't
get all of it done, but that's not a big deal. I just don't want to toss
out or leave behind any clay I can make use of. The stuff costs way too
much for that kind of waste.
Next weekend I'm planning on doing
the truck rental thing. Then it will be moving day in earnest. I expect
I'll have the thing for a couple of days and if I'm lucky, I can get a
couple people to help me with the heavy stuff.
After that, it will
be clean-up time. All of the seconds and irregulars that I have had in
the showroom will be smashed and hauled to the dump. They're not top
quality, they take up a lot of space that I don't have in the storage
unit, and I have no desire to haul them around. I'm sure a new
collection of toss offs will eventually emerge.
my countdown because I will be leaving for South Carolina to visit with
my dad on October 28. I need to be done before that. I have an
appointment with a client on the 25th during which they will pick up
their new dinnerware set. I would like to think that when I turn the key
in the door after that appointment, it will be the last time I set foot
in the place. Sad, but we must all evolve. So...
Day 12 down, 13 to go.