The Palimpsest open house is in a few days and my letterpress is finally assembled. It has been sandblasted, primed, and spray painted matte black. Many thanks to my husband and his family of strong, able-bodied men who were able to hoist and assemble this cast iron monster. Now with the strenuous lifting done (my husband actually laughed at me when I asked if he needed my help), and the complicated jigsaw complete, I can finally get to work. I still need the rollers recast but that will be an easy task, comparatively.