A very large glass order has been placed and is on the way, along with a fire extinguisher and a work lamp. I will shop this week for odds and ends like a power strip, welding gloves, etc.
At this point things are coming together faster than I dared hope. I'm going to have to start getting up earlier so I can work while the day is still cool.
I can't thank enough my father and mother, and my husband for everything from building the ventilation and glass storage to helping fund the project: my mother-in-law for the idea of taking a class at the Toledo Museum of Art and buying that class for a birthday gift, and my teacher (and friend) Robin Schultes for helping me build a solid foundation in the craft and encouraging me to find my creativity again.
I'm excited! Can't you tell?