Well, the electric was completed and we turned the kiln ON, just to see if it worked. The light lit, the panel buzzed on and off, heat was felt briefly and I shut it off. What I really need to do now is get cones, kiln wash and other essentials to do a test bisque fire. I figure I'd also better get on a boat load of test tiles and items before I commit the teapots and other things I've been working on. So hurrah for that accomplishment!