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steeldrifter

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In Topic: Another big project in the works

Yesterday, 03:14 PM

"So what did you do this weekend?"

"Oh just worked on rods, and then build a morning star"

"That's nice.....wait, what??"

laugh.png  Working on some more decor for the theater room so made this out of some carved foam and old shovel handle.


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In Topic: 11' 6/7wt switch rod

19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

How did I know you would think so laugh.png


In Topic: Thread color recommendations

19 October 2019 - 11:50 AM

You still tryin to decide?? laugh.png wink.png

 

If you go through all the 10' ones here in this section those are all on the exact same blank so there are a bunch of various color wraps on those you can see here that will give you some ideas.


In Topic: Been a While

18 October 2019 - 09:36 AM

It's not something that you will ever "get over" that's for sure. Years ago when I lost my Dad to prostate cancer I had people tell me time will help get over it. That's really not the case though. I guess the best way to describe it is you will learn to live with it, and while you will never get over it you will find ways to move forward and smile again. It takes a different amount of time for each person so don't feel you have to be on any sort of schedule like "I should not feel like this still" or anything like that because losing someone extremely close is the hardest thing in life.

 

That's what one of the big things that I went though this year was. I lost my Sister back in May of this year at only 51 yrs old. This time last year I had no idea I would be without her a year later. We were the only siblings and as close as a brother & sister could be. Not a day went by we didn't speak with each other, did everything and went everywhere together. It's been close to 6 months since I lost her but there are still times when the thoughts of seeing her for the last time unresponsive in the ICU or thoughts of sitting next to her in the hospital holding her hand and having her tell me how scared she was just come flooding back into my mind out of nowhere and I start to cry. It's just normal and something that I can't help. I'm sure it's the same for you as well when thoughts come rushing in. Don't try to stop those thoughts, let them happen and just accept it and then gather yourself once they have stopped.

 

It's hard to tell someone this sort of stuff by just typing out things like this, just loses the empathy and understanding when you type it out. But just know that I and others know exactly what you are going through, it sucks beyond belief, but one tiny bit at a time it will become a tad easier to accept and live again. It will be a different life that's for sure, but that's the only option we have when we lose a very close loved one.

 

While I know what you mean when you say it bothered you that friends would tell you about their friends/family that passed away to cancer, keep in mind they aren't comparing to your loss, they are simply trying to be comforting by letting you know you are not alone in this. It's their way of offering help more than anything.

 

You ever need to talk to someone or just feel like you need to get your mind off it just hit me up.


In Topic: What are you working on?

17 October 2019 - 11:37 PM

I've seen those ipad room viewing things before on some of the shows I watch like Property Brothers and Fixer Upper. Pretty cool how realistic they can look.