So it’s taken me until yesterday to get all the packages out, but everyone has been pretty understanding.  Whew!  My knee is pretty much back to normal, thank God.  The new wheel is ordered (THANK YOU HYENAS!!!!).

 I’m still getting requests for customs but I desperately need a break.  I hate telling people NO but I’m getting a lot of practice.  I don’t want to keep a list or sell gift certificates or take orders now to be completed in February.   I need clear skies ahead with nothing looming in the future, so that I will start back to work when I am ready to start back to work.  Not that I don’t love what I do- but mentally I really need an open ended vacation.  I suspect it won’t last that long since I’ll have a shiny new wheel sitting in the studio, though ;-)