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Wind Out of My Sails

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:06 AM
  • Listening to: Immediate - Imperitum
  • Drinking: CAFFEINE
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A few days after that last hopeful journal I got news that my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. They think it started in his lungs, then progressed to the rest of his body. It ended up deep in his bones  Oddly enough, his only indication that anything was wrong was a cough (he was a smoker for most of his life) and his shoulder bothering him, which he just chalked up to being in his 70s. He decided on home hospice care, and we spent many weekends in New York helping out grandma and grandpa as best we could. He passed away early February, right before what would have been their 60th anniversary.

One of their sons is dead and the other is estranged, so my brother Chris and I had to take care of things. Luckily we have family that live closer who could help Grandma out, so that's been good, too.

Grandpa was on morphine at the end, as the pain was getting pretty bad, but he was lucid enough to tell me never to forget what he taught me, and that I would be all right. He also promised to visit me here "once this is all over" and he said he wanted a tour of the shop when he did so.

He enjoyed the tour.


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Brandy R. Sinclair
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a professional metalworker and mom. My days are full of metal, bunnies, friends, art, my husband, our little girl and games.
I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. ^_^


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alton-nightshade Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Haven't seen you post anything in a while so I thought I'd ask how things were going for y'all.
crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Things are going well but a bit insane. I've changed the name and focus of my business to traditional jewelry/metalwork (although I still do chainmaille for the Ren Fest), my husband's first novel will be out late spring/early summer and he's working on finishing up his gemology degree while he cuts the stones for my work. Lemony is four now, and can read and even write a bit. She's also totally obsessed with dinosaurs. I've been considering coming back to dA, but I was a bit disheartened because every time I'd post a new piece of work, multiple people would fav it, then copy it and post it with a link to where they're selling it for half price on Etsy. And the copies were usually horrible quality, at that. I could see the bad closures in the thumbnail. It was enough to actually hurt my sales, so I've been a bit turned off of showing my work to other artists, to be honest.
alton-nightshade Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Oh wow, yea I can see how keeping your work off here would help, horrible copycats suck. Congrats to your husband on his book, what's it about? Reading and writing already, that's impressive, sounds like she's gonna be one of the smart ones in her class. 
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work and talent!
kkuffnerphotos Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your chainmaille is amazing. Any tips for getting nice tight closures on the rings? Most of mine are pretty decent, but some of my rings just seem to be a little wonky.
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