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Offline Red

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Regarding my absence....
« on: July 11, 2016, 11:29:37 AM »
Hey guys, been a while. As some of the FL crew were aware, my wife and I had to take in her mother, after she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. She moved in with us last June, with a 6 month diagnosis. We took care of her for 13 months, and sadly, she passed away on Friday. It was very trying, and demanding from both of us. It was like a full time job, on top of our regular full time jobs.

Anywho, this is why I haven't been around, I just haven't had time. Its been 7 months since I touched a tool for making knives, but over the next few weeks as things transition back to normal, I should be getting back into the game. My apologies to all those who have been waiting on various projects from me, please know that I will make good on all of them. We just need a little more time for things to settle down. I appreciate your patience, and look forward to jumping back into the community here ASAP!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 12:05:46 PM »
I am sorry to hear of your mother in law passing away.  It was beyond good of you two to take care of her in a time a great need.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 12:17:44 PM »
I am sorry to hear that the reason for your absence was not a happy one.  Condolences to you, your wife, and your families. 
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 01:13:40 PM »
Sorry for the loss Red, please tell the misses from both of us. Welcome back, looking forward to seeing you guys in the fall
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 02:21:47 PM »
That's got to be tough.  We had some losses this spring so Kelly and I empathize.  Be well and hope to see you soon brother.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 02:38:55 PM »
Sorry to hear this Steve. Please give your wife my condolences. First things first, don't worry about us, we'll always be here.

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 04:45:53 PM »
Can't imagine anyone is looking for an apology from you my friend. I send my most heartfelt warm wishes to you and your family. Hurry back and come a smiling.

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 04:57:44 PM »
My most sincere condolences to all the members of your immediate family, Red.......rare is the family that insidious forms of cancer have not touched.  Prayers sent.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 05:51:33 PM »
That has to have been difficult. Losing family is always the hardest. But you and your wife did right by her mother. I know when it is my time to go I want to be surrounded by family.

Nevertheless it is good to hear from you.

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 06:41:52 PM »
Sorry for Alicia's and your loss.  You two take care of each other and the rest will take care of itself.  If you need anything just holler.

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 04:59:48 AM »
   Condolences for you & your missus' loss.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2016, 05:58:41 AM »
Condolences to you & the family
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2016, 06:35:28 AM »
Sorry to hear of that Steve.  Looking forward to seeing you around and back in action. 

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2016, 10:46:24 AM »
Sorry for the loss Red, and my condolences to our wife.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 06:44:05 PM »
So sorry to hear of your loss Steve, sending you best wishes.  Take time in letting yourselves get over this, let us know if we can ever help with anything!

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2016, 08:10:19 PM »
Sorry for your family's loss. I pray you have seen the last of the bad days
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2016, 11:21:24 AM »
Sorry to hear, Red. We've missed you 'round here.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2016, 11:59:30 AM »
Sorry for your family's loss.

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2016, 12:42:53 PM »
Just seen this Steve. Condolences to Alicia, you & Family.
You all have been on my mind lately, I've past thru several times and started to call, but held off.
Take care, if you need anything please give me a shout.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2016, 08:19:40 PM »
Sorry to hear of your troubles Red....prayers to you and yours...cancer is an all to common tragedy in too many lives...atb...:woods   
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2016, 08:55:32 AM »
Red, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 04:03:14 PM »
Hey Red. Just seen this. Sorry to hear of your guys loss. Prayers and smoke to you brother!
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2016, 01:21:03 PM »
Hey brother.  I'm thinking a Scorched Earther Camp up at Hush's.  RANGE IS HOT!  (I have new toys...)

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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2016, 05:27:51 PM »
Condolences to you and yours my friend.
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Re: Regarding my absence....
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2016, 02:19:18 PM »
Sorry doesn't mean much I suppose, but I hope you and your wife find some good in this past year caring for her mom.
We all go through it and should never need to apologise for caring for our families.
Good luck,
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