Saturday, January 20, 2007





We're still waiting to hear from the Saskatoon Health Region. In the meantime I've taken a part time job in Bruno helping cast railway model kits out of resin for the good folks at Pacific Mountain Scale Shops. I have never worked with resin before. I steered clear of the sculpture department at Emily Carr when I was in school. This will be an interesting learning experience (hopefully I can keep up). Check out the cute little port-a-potties in the top photo!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Joanne said...

That is so cool Serena!

I dappled in casting with resins when I was a student at OCAD and I did find it much more fun than woodworking class, but oh boy, the fumes! Do you have a respirator mask?

Yeah, the port-a-potty are cute!

Nice and clean too...

2:52 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Fumes? There were no masks involved but I didn't small a thing. Perhaps they are using some sort of fumeless resin??

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Not sure what kind of resin you're using, but many of them do have an epoxy glue smell. It used to give me headaches.

Anyway, if it doesn't have any smell then you are fine...

4:48 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

oops! I wrote "small" instead of smell. I guess I was still thinking about those little port a potties.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

I hope everything works out with the health dept. for you. Have you thought of just moving the door/barrier which separates house from store, and essentially placing the washroom inside the store? Or maybe just add a new barrier/door behind the current store/house dividing door, call the first (now exisiting) door the "washroom/private staff entry" door, and the second (new) one the store/house separating door. Just a thought, as a door or barrier is much easier and cheaper than a whole washroom, but for the health dept to become sane would be free, so hopefully it is that which happens soon.

XO

12:06 AM  
Blogger Serena said...

If you check out the floorplan I posted on January 6th you'll see we added a curtained partition blocking off the rest of our living quarters from where the washroom is located. If we were to put an actual door there it would go right through our bedroom door across the hall. If we move the potential door down any further toward our kitchen (thus avoiding our bedroom) it will go right through our fridge. What we would have to do is block up our existing bedroom doorway and create a new door at the other end of the bedroom. Then we could add a door so that the bathroom could be encorporated into the store. All this would probably still cost less than a new washroom, but would be expensive nonetheless, so we're going to try every other avenue first! We have also come to realize that even if we had money there is nowhere to build a washroom in the shop since health regulations state that you are not allowed to have a washroom that opens into an area where "food" (coffee counts) is stored or served, nor can customers walk through the service/kitchen area in order to access the washroom...

1:22 PM  

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