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Friday, August 5, 2016

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Hi guys!!!

SORRY!!!

It's time.  Time to say goodbye.  As you may know, I've kicked this idea around for a full year.  This past month a lot of things have come up and I just can't find the brain power I need to make a single piece of art.  Not even a simple pair of earrings.

My father went into the hospital 2 weeks ago and after a week there - they decided he needed a pace maker for his heart.  It is now  just about the only thing keeping his heart beating.  I, being the oldest and the only retired kid of his, have been spending a lot of time getting things taken care of for him.  There's a lot to learn about this time of one's life. 

The past 26 years of his life he has lived off the grid.  Up in the mountains in a cabin without anything except a 4X4 pickup, a wood stove and an outhouse.  Life was grand.  I just found him a wonderful retirement center just 3.5 miles from my house instead of a 1.5 hour drive through the mountains.  SWEET!!!

I don't know if you have ever been in a spot where you need to find adult care for a relative or friend, but!  There is a wonderful outfit called "A Place for Mom".  NEVER forget this place.  They have been FANTASTIC!!!  It took me one 20 minute phone call and within one hour I had 4 different places to check out for dad.  It took a little online studying and one visit and dad has a wonderful one bedroom apartment with a view of the mountains he lived in.  Better yet ,,, his doctors are just across the street from him.  WONDERFUL!

SO!  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your support, suggestions and most of all ... your friendship!!!  Take care and if you need a little help or are looking for something ... just drop me an email! 

fromthealleytothegallery@frontier.com

I will keep that email address for a few months!

Thanks again!
SHELL!!!