I woke up and headed straight down to my studio (in my basement) to check my kiln.
Of course the top shelf was perfectly fine, it was the bottom shelf that I was worried about. I unloaded the top and removed the top shelf and this is what I saw. I took the pictures as I was seeing it for the first time.
I completely forgot I put that little plaque in there and it saved my shelf!!!! *sigh of relief*
And... those 2 mugs that look like they are touching...
I'm so, so lucky!!! This could have been bad enough to put me out of business for a while.
I'm breathing much easier this morning and I may have let out a little squeal when I saw the outcome.
Dumb luck or the kiln gods were watching over me, either way I'm so thankful.