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O/T Personal

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:16 am

I feel the need to share the reason i am way behind on my string makin. As most of you knowed my Mrs. had that stroke the end of last Jan. Through the months that have followed i have had to increase my helping her in her daily life. Some days i feel i am jus a step n fetch it, n other days she can hold her own. Mentally she is still good but has slipped, body wise she is going down. With all the chores n takin care of her it cut into my free time to make strings. So instead of 2 weeks to 3 getting them done n mailed its now 5 n 6 weeks durin this long Winter here. So she has wanted to travel n see some of the Beauty in this Country we live in. So there will be times i have loaded her n the furbabys up in our old pop-up n set out to see the World she has not got to see. I will still make strings but at a slower pace if'en you can bare wid me along. May God Bless all of you in understanding my life as it unfolds ahead of us. Thank you
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Post by LongCarbine » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:32 am

I have always looked forward to your post .You are truly one of the good guys. I hope your wife regains her strength . You and her will be in our prayers
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Post by xcaliber » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:47 am

Mike, hope things improve for your Wife, and you. I know how hard this is, and pray for you both to get through this trial in life.

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Post by Normous » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:48 am

I met your Mrs briefly at awshuks place years back. I am sendng prayers for both of you and wish her situation improves.
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Post by Bcxbow » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:53 am

Best wishes and safe travels Mike. You are both in our prayers. :eusa-pray:

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Post by hunter with MS » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:07 pm

I have not bought any strings from you but I think can relate . I do skull taxidermy and years ago my wife's and my time was taken over with caring for my Mother in law as she had Brain cancer so things got slowed down after she passed things got back on track . Fast forward one and two years ago besides my MS I had a form of skin cancer like small cell lung surgery and radiation set me behind . last year doing some skinning on skulls ended up with Lyme Disease and Erlihiosis which I am still not rid of a year later and my MS is now active and now my sister in law is also taking time as her medical issues have gotten worse . I have people that don't understand they want it done now some have came and got the heads most are understanding . So I hope most if not all your customers understand . Hope things get turned around for you. Things happen that we can't control
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Post by W.Miguire » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 pm

Best wishes for you and your wife ,hope the trips you have planned lifts your spirits . good luck to you . :thumbup:

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Post by flightattendant100 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:57 pm

Mike, take care of Fredna. All else is just stuff. Thoughts and prayers for you both. Take care my friend.

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Post by papabear1 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:18 pm

Mike so sorry to hear of the Mrs. , please take the time you need while you can
everything else will take care of itself in do time . you and the mrs. are in my prayers .

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Post by gerald strine » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:12 pm

You are doing the correct thing buy your wife spend your time doing some quality things that she desires you will not regret it.
I feel the forum members who order strings will understand your situation and if they do not your life partner still comes first.
I will pray for you and yours for comfort , healing , strength, compassion and guidance.
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Post by Doe Master » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Mike as I have found out . Things come and go . But family and friends are still number one .
Take care of the wife . All else in life can wait . :)
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Post by Arrowflinger » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Best of wishes to you and your missus.
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Post by IronNoggin » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:28 pm

Mike - One Old Hunter to another: You are doing the right thing!
And you know how much she appreciates that!

I would not fret about the strings, although gentlemanly of you to do so.
All will understand.

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Post by longbow joe » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Dont sweat it mike. Priorities first. I had to deal with the death of my mom 10 years ago but she was also my buisness partner l was stuck with both losses. ...lt will all work out some way just do it day by day . Family first.lbj.
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Post by L. E. Carroll » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am

My thoughts and well wishes are with both of you... In my case, I have several of your strings on hand so there's no need to hurry as I have those new ones, as well as a few which I have "shot in" and have ready to go as back up strings. :thumbup:

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