Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Loft Deadline

For those of you who've been following our soap opera of loft situation, we seem to have finally gotten the final word. Every week we've been given different information - one day we have 6 months to clear everything off, and the next week we have days. Then we're told to forget that, we're back to 6 months. But, 12 days ago, we were advised that if the lofts weren't totally cleared, and stairs removed, we wouldn't pass the inspection on Monday (March 2nd) and would be fined $4500 plus $500 per day until it was done. I've had to enlist the help of friends, have hired some day labor and have worked every day since trying to get the job done. The Studio is a mess, with stuff everywhere, and my house looks the same. But, we have left space open for access to glass, books, tools ... so if you need anything, please don't hesitate to come in. We have decided to postpone classes until we can clear off the tables and make more room - so if you're interested, the calendar shows most starting up again in April. There may even be a few of the short seminars in March if we get any interest. And that reminds me, when times are difficult, taking a class in any type of arts or crafts is a wonderful way to alleviate some stress. It's amazing how fast time flies during class. If you're renovating your home, doing some of your own art glass work is both rewarding and therapeutic and can really add to the value of your house.
Well, the President is about to speak to congress and I want to hear what he has to say.
Please feel free to drop in, even just to say hello, and maybe you'll find a bargain on the close out table.