Q: So how hard was it to leave at 5 this morning to get to your workshop?
Eric: It wasn’t too bad but I wouldn’t want to do it everyday. (editor’s note: ditto.)
Q from Joan: What was the number one question students asked you today?
Eric: How was the drive to Connecticut? (See the first question’s answer)
Q: What’s on the agenda for tonight (since you’re a bachelor for the evening)?
Eric: Answer your five questions and go to bed.
Q: Was there ever a time you forgot something you needed for a workshop? What was it? What did you do to fix it?
Eric: Funny thing that you ask that question. It has been very rare that I have forgot something that was critical. Today I forgot something, or should I say more like I brought the wrong thing. I have a full class of a lot of different baskets, a rare open-weave, and I messed one up. Instead of bringing a Cottage Mail mold I brought a Cottage Smalls Mail mold. This student will make the Smalls tomorrow and make the larger one the next time I come down. (editor’s note: that’s not that bad.)
Q: What annoyed you this week?
Eric: This question: why do you park a car in a driveway and drive on a parkway? (editor’s note: I have no idea who asked this or why they questioned Eric, and I am not going to inquire further. But I would say if this is what annoyed him all week, he’s doing very well! Or, I’m doing better in not annoying him! Or I was off my game in annoying him —depends who I’m talking to.)