Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back to Work

Yesterday was my first day back to work. Let me just say that I hope that things improve. The studio needed some cleaning. After a summer of students working there, that was to be expected. What I didn't expect was problems with students class schedules. I didn't expect so much tension all over the school. I didn't expect to miss a meeting that I was told I didn't need to attend, but really should have attended. I really didn't expect to find moths in some of the fibers in the dye kitchen. You know. The nasty fiber eating kind. I didn't expect to fall off my bike while on my way back from buying "Raid" to kill the aforementioned moths and scrape my knee and shin and hit my toe so hard that it still hurts today. Did I mention the truck that almost hit me in the aforementioned accident? I didn't expect to be asked to work an extra day because there is some "issue" concerning one of the other techs. Don't ask me what. Nobody tells me anything. I did expect to have to make pickles last night but I really hoped not to crack any jars during processing. Alas, I lost two jars, one of which was a coveted 1.5 litre jar. All together, I made about 17 quarts. I also had plenty of help from all the kids and Bill. Thanks to you all.

Update: Just back from day two and have cleaned a second studio. Oh my. What a mess. It took three of us most of the day to deal with it. Weavers look relatively clean compared to fabric surface people. Today was better. My toe stopped hurting so much. This means only a slight sprain instead of a crack. Tomorrow is orientation day for the first years. It should be fun. I'll update you tomorrow.


f. pea said...

If they will fit, bag up all those yarns where the moths are and put them in the freezer for a few days. Raid will poison the adults but doesn't do anything to the eggs or larvae, who do the real damage. Freezing bursts the eggs & kills larvae (and doesn't put nasty pesticide residue in your fibers). Um... welcome back?

Christine said...

Oh my! There went your rest and relaxation!

Kansas A said...

Oh my goodness! What a Monday you had! I hope the rest of your week goes much, much smoother :)
Were they old jars?

DaviMack said...

Maybe deep freeze them?

Welcome back, though.