Thursday, September 29, 2016
this one is about the job
I'm skipping breakfast this morning, something I rarely do. Usually the meal I skip, if I have to skip one, is lunch. The reason is, we're waiting for the big burly strong young men from the glass company in the next town over to come move those big heavy glass panels around for us and life being what it is, if I fix breakfast, they will arrive just as I sit down to eat. If I don't fix it, they won't show up for another hour.
So, yes, we have finished the first panel for the A&M job and as usual I am dissatisfied but we are on a tight schedule now to get the last two completed and installed before the grand opening of all the renovations in mid-November. We are already not going to make the mid-October install I had wanted but I'm pretty sure that we will get them in by the end of the month. Anyway, all that to say that if I had more time I would have them put the finished panel on the table so I could work on it with a hand tool to help bring out some of the shading that isn't as distinct as I would have liked, though as long as it's on the rack without good lighting it's really hard to tell exactly what it is going to look like installed. Good enough I hope. I keep telling myself that I am looking at it with a jaundiced eye and that the client will think it's wonderful.
All right, so the big burly guys came and went and I got a good look at the panel in the sun and on the table and I think it will be fine...with a few glaring to me exceptions. So now the second panel is on the A-frame for blasting and the third panel is on the table for it's stencil and the finished panel is on the rack in the shop. Here's the section on the finished panel that has Reveille.
So now something totally unrelated...I think I mentioned that while trying to find when Dana first started commenting on my blog that I reread some of my very old posts and since hardly any of the people almost none who were reading and commenting back then aren't now, I wondered about re-posting some of the ones I liked or got a big response. Sort of a Throwback Thursday On The Blog thing. I'm actually feeling a little hypocritical about it though as when I see a re-posting on a blog I read I usually just scroll right on by. So, what's the consensus of opinion here with my current readers? Would this be something you would be interested in, reading a few old posts?