So, I really never check CraigsList very often. I am thinking of listing some of my catering supplies as my life has definitely moved into the glass direction!
But yesterday, I thought I would see if there were any listings for the type of stuff I wanted to list, and check prices. Somehow my hand slipped (!) to the Arts & Crafts section, and naturally I didn’t want to waste any time by not looking…!
Lo and behold, there was a listing for 2 boxes of Boro tubes, colored and clear. These babies were in a wide variety of sizes and diameters in the clear and colored. Two emails to the lister later and still no answer. The listing had an out of state phone number and I luckily, I decided it was worth calling, and soon got the answer I was hoping for–the glass was still available!
Now I only had to take my very life into my hands and travel across the city, through the Summer Construction Zone of Hell, on one of the 2 the major highway that passes through town.
Seriously, the 395 and I-80 highway interchange construction area has so many squeal marks from fast braking cars, it is visually scary to drive! Most folks don’t want to change from the 65-75 miles an hour speeds they have been traveling before entering this slaughter section to the reasonable 45-55mph advised until it is too late and they come flying up on someone’s bumper and …………ahhh, I digress.
I managed to avoid the tangled highway mess, only got lost once finding the place, and finally arrived. The glass was a steal of a deal (I think!) and so now I am the proud owner of a box of boro glass my current equipment is not able to handle as of now, but I know it will be happily used and incorporated into my designs when the time comes (and when I can afford a monster oxycon!) It joined the other boro stuff I have collected, waiting for that hot flame day…..
I justified the expense as less than what we would have spent on my birthday dinner, if the hubby hadn’t been ill. Plus I can go out to the studio, open that drawer, and let out a contented happy sigh as I just enjoy the view! (Try doing that to last night’s dinner…….not so pretty…)
What is it about glass that can turn a rational person into a raving “gotta have it” junkie? I am afraid to go to the Gathering in Seattle this year with any money in my pocket–and I know I’ll need to save some for the stinkin’ overweight baggage fees!
Ahhh, but to dream of all the glass I might buy there, though……..ooooh, now where can I store it?