I always think I am going to get tons done during a firing. I have all day, and I have to be home for the kiln! In practice I'm lucky if I get a couple of loads of laundry done, and maybe scoop the litterboxes. The flame is so pretty! and I am so tired form the couple of day so intense work that precede the firing. Here's the back pressure shortly after adding the last soda load for this firing. Just waiting for that last cone to fall now.