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sras

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08-12-2011 05:07 AM

It has been a hectic two months. My LJ time had dwindled to where I can barely see what all of you are up to.

Starting in late June, we took the whole family to my nephew’s wedding. A great time was had by all.

Two weeks later my brother, sis-in-law and niece spent a few days camping with us on the Oregon coast. We had a great time.

However, during that time, my mother became ill. I had shared about a year ago that she was diagnosed with cancer. Things were going well until she developed this infection which evolved into pneumonia.

We cut our camping trip short and flew to see her. After a few days, thing were looking kinda stable so we flew home. A few days later she passed. Another set of flights for the funeral and all that goes with it.

I got back with one day to spare before I got to go charter fishing in Sitka Alaska for 3 days. Had a wonderful time. Limited out every day and finished 2-3 hours early. Even hooked a 120 lb halibut

On top of all this, I had just changed jobs at work and was only starting to settle in when everything happened.

I am finally finding time to start participating in LJ’s, but not as much as I would like.

I have an update to my kitchen stool blog ready to go, just need to write it up.

I figured some of you might want to know where I went…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive


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#1 posted 08-12-2011 05:13 AM

Wow, Steve, sorry to hear about you mother.

Glad to know things are going better and looking forward to seeing you posting again.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 05:17 AM

Thanks Lew – I appreciate the comment – Life can get pretty busy at times

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 05:25 AM

Sorry to hear about your mother. It’s never easy, and being busy during the whole grieving process can be a blessing but it’s too hard to keep it in perspective as one goes through it. (At least that is how it was with me, when my mom passed.)
Looking forward to your blog update. If you need more freezer space for that halibut, I can rent you some free of charge.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 05:27 AM

Sorry Bently, you have to show up to get any! The freezer is packed out with salmon and halibut so it should last for a while if you need some time to get here.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 05:35 AM

Sorry about your mom, Steve.
Glad to have you back.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 08-12-2011 05:36 AM

Thanks Mel,

I think I will still be learning how to deal with her passing a year from now (or more). The important thing is to appreciate a life well lived.

As to the extra freezer space, my mother-in-law took care of that.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 05:41 AM

Thanks Ellen – thanks to you I have been thinking about adding a tea box to my list of projects

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 07:07 AM

My condolences Steve. Life goes on and it’s good to have you back.
It’s never easy but you have a lot of friends and support here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 08:36 AM

Good to see you back but it is sad all the bad stuff you have gone through…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 08-12-2011 12:19 PM

First, I send you and your family my condolences on your mothers passing. Cancer is a tough way to loose a loved one.

We missed you and are glad to have you back. Take care and be safe. Rand

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#11 posted 08-12-2011 01:59 PM

Hey Steve,
My condolences about your situation. I lost both of my parents in the last couple of years. It is tough. Life goes on.

Good to hear from you. I appreciate another out of the box thinker. Your suggestions to things I have worked on have made a great deal of a difference to me. It is great to have you here.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 08-12-2011 02:08 PM

my sympathy to you and your family Steve. that part of life is always tough, but, she is in a better place.GOD bless you and your family

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 08-12-2011 03:49 PM

Steve, sounds like you’ve been through the wringer this summer. At least you got to see your mother for a few days before she passed. I hope your life and new job can settle down and let you feel back to ‘normal’ now. And… Wow on the halibut! I’ll bet that was a fight to bring in!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 08-12-2011 03:58 PM

Thank you all for your kind messages. Life does go on. I appreciate your support.

Autumn, We had already caught our limit on the halibut when I hooked the big one. Also it was over the size limit for this year. We did spend almost a 1/2 hour getting it up to the boat. We were never sure what the heck what on the hook until we saw it. We brought it along side the boat, got a good look at it and when we lifted its head up to remove the hook it threw the hook and swam away. No worries, I have plenty of halibut.

SPalm – glad to be able to spend some time here again. Nothing better than an idea shared!

Barb – I have to admit that the fight was enough that we passed the rod around to let everyone have a run at him.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 08-12-2011 04:38 PM

If it’s any consolation Steve,(halibut-wise) the big ones are quite old and often full of worms. The best ones are the “chicks” under 25 lbs or so.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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