So, I adjusted the firing schedule, set the new program with some longer times, and fired that yesterday. Again, I still didn't get the results that I wanted. So, today I will get aggressive (and hold my breath hoping that I won't ruin things by doing a more aggressive firing). Before I leave for breakfast today, I will have the kiln firing for the third time on this group of glass. I have two other batches waiting for this group to finish. Oh well, eventually it will all work out. It's pretty, and I can work with it the way that it is, but I would prefer to have my glass slumping in the way that I envision.
The world is supposed to end today, or at least the "Rapture" is supposed to happen...on a rolling schedule at 6:00 p.m. tonight. I guess I'll meet all of you later tonight since I certainly won't be Raptured anywhere. The whole thought of being with people who are that single-minded, without the different opinions that a variety of belief systems can inspire. But, if the world does happen to end...well, it's been a great ride and thanks for all the fish.