Firing up the kiln this weekend, so I called the wood dude for some wood, dude. This is slab stuff- I get pine at $50/cord and hardwood for $100 delivered which in terms of time investment is a steal. Usually 2 guys show up in a truck- the passenger is always drinking a beer. This time- 2 trucks, and they brought wives. Everyone pokes through pottery I have sitting on my well- seconds and cracked stuff- and I let them take away a few things that make the ladies smile. I like to think the whole episode got someone laid. So I'll be finished loading the beast tonight, do a warmup fire tonight, slowly toast all day tomorrow, then on Sunday it's off to the races, holding at 2300F for maybe 10 hours and topping off at about 2370F. Maybe I should go stretch now.