Today, sadly, was not such a good day. I guess we all have those and I am optimistic that tomorrow will be better. But, it was an interesting day.
In the morning I went to the hot shop where Mia and I were going to work on glögg mugs. We were really doing well and Stig-Allen said we had to make 50 by the end of the morning. We were chugging away and Mia opened the annealer, which is kind of like the shape of a refrigerator, and suddenly out comes this huge piece which crashes to the floor and EXPLODES! All of a sudden I have incredible pain on my lip and I am like "SHIT SHIT OOOWWWWW SHIT OWWWW!!" and Mia thought I got a piece in my eye and I am trying to brush the piece of glass off my burning and cut lip and it just rolls down my lip burning it as it goes until I finally realize to pick it off where it starts burning my fingers! Amazingly I managed to continue to hold my piece in the giant tongs and Mia was able to put it in the annealer while I ran to the bathroom to run my lip under some hot water to avoid a giant blister forming! IT HURT SO BAD!!! In the bathroom I finally looked in the mirror and saw that I had a cut and 3 blisters forming on the left side of my lip. When we told Stig-Allen what happened he was like "shit! that is a really rare accident!" which didn't make me feel that much better. He did point out that is on my left and I use my right thumb when blowing in the pipe! I was able to go back out and help Mia work on her pieces but was unable to blow for the rest of the morning :( I sat around with a wet towel on my lip between getting her puntys and handles.
After a lunch of sandwiches eaten in tiny bits and ibuprofens I went back to the hot shop. It turns out my lip was still too tender to move around enough to blow so Mia just made more pieces. Every once a while she would blow me a piece and I would open it up into the shape of the mug and make the little handle. It just wasn't the same though. After a while Mia was done and I helped Rosanne. It turns out Rosanne was also having a rough day. She was exhausted or something and just could not think or really function well. Instead we convinced Stig-Allen to make a giant piece. This weird Danish guy brought this HUGE pipe for Stig-Allen to straighten and so we convinced Stig-Allen to make a piece so Rosanne didn't have to suffer through any more difficult blowing! At the end of the day Stig-Allen gave me some of an aloe plant to put on my lip tonight while sleeping... I tried a little when walking back to the house and got some in my mouth and it was DISGUSTING!!! It was like rinsing your mouth with nail polish remover! I couldn't handle it! And when I spat it out it was GREEN! How gross is that?!?!?
After school though.... I moved my stuff into Kirsten and Anniina's apartment where I will be staying until the end of October for them. Kirsten is away in Norway doing her practical work (where they go work at an existing hot shop for a few weeks) and on Saturday Anniina will be going to Finland to do hers. Sp, they asked me to house sit for them while they are away. I will be here, using their reliable internet, watching their better tv (way more channels!!!) and staying in their very comfy apartment! But, it will be weird without them here... I will miss 'em! Tonight, I made Anniina and I a very tasty chicken curry dinner! I didn't take a picture... but I assure you it was as tasty as it was beautiful... and it was very both!
I will have some pictures tomorrow I promise and hopefully my lips will be much more healed!