Okay, I really do like to chat with those who like my works and I am thinking about making this thread a "stickie". I am really high strung, driven and probably more than a bit obsessive/compulsive, at least in my work. So, today a rolled the dice and bought a big $800. rock based on nothing more than a few chips on it that show black and white lines all mixed and looking crazy. I haven't seen anything like it before and I was told it is Black Sky Owyhee but nothing like any I have seen before. So, I am kind of freaking about buying this stone tonight and if it was not so late I would be clamping it into my 24 inch saw to see what is inside. It may be something really out there wild - or a $800. yard rock in a few days. Now I know a lot of you are stopping in an reading and I actually drop in here every morning and usually a few times in the evening to see if anyone is here. So, how about asking me some questions in this new thread or just grouse about life or things that are making you happy or driving you nuts. Heck that $800. was a big chunck of my Madras show funding so I sure hope it turns out to be crazy wild inside, porcelain like jasper and fracture free. Heck is that asking too much of an $800, rock? Okay, all of you lurkers - this is the place to start saying "hi" laughing at my stressing over a big rock or anything else you want. It does not need to be about rocks, my knives or my slightly peculiar mind..... I would really like to see this forum become more active as I kind of feel I am just "promoting" when I wanted it to be more about what you are thinking or doing.