I got the kiln loaded today before lunch. It went pretty quickly since I had prewadded most everything. I will light the burners tonight and fire off tomorrow. I loaded fairly loose in anticipation of using mostly soda and less salt.
My clay is coming in out of the racks. I am looking forward to getting back to making next week. After seeing all the great pots on my travels I am really inspired. I am going to try some new large jar shapes as well as some faceted bottles and vases. I have been jotting down my 'to make list' over the past couple days.