Slept in late today and then dove in to some phone calls (setting up and canceling appointments, checking for open hours for some glass suppliers). Starting in SF I headed to San Anselmo to look at what was for sale at a glass studio that was closing. Turns out the woman at the studio does mostly stained glass so didn't have anything I'd be interested in, tool-wise. The studio sells work from many artists and it had a bunch of really nice boro vessels. I was impressed.
I ventured across the San Rafael bridge to Richmond where I visited C&R Loo and American Laboratory Supply; see earlier post for details. I bought $225 worth of glass between the two places and am pretty happy with the transactions. I stopped in at the Crucible to pick up my and Melinda's work from the class two weekends ago. I recognized my vessels but only vaguely the fluted feet. I chose one that looked somewhat familiar and two more that were likely Melinda's.
I skipped my plan to visit Endgame because it was 2:30, I hadn't had lunch, and I had a 5p appointment in Palo Alto. I headed home, stopping by Piazza's to buy a sandwich (smoked salmon). Out soon again to Tap Plastics to buy storage tubes for the newly purchased glass and then to diPietro Todd to reduce the mangy mop on my head to something more stylish. Dinner again from Piazza's (salad) then home to play some RFTG with Trisha and Wei-Hwa and to playtest a new game Wei-Hwa's developing. I was grumpy at first because I didn't understand all the rules but the second play through (we abandoned the post hoc "practice" game) made much more sense and was more fun. Wei-Hwa also gave me two locks from Tharsis for use at Doug's garage.
Back to the city to wash some dishes and to sleep.
On deck tomorrow: revisit Halted to look at their workbenches; visit Sears to look at their overpriced workbenches
; cook pasta or rice or something so I don't need to go out for every meal; photograph the glasswork from the last four sessions; research torches and torch kits.