A friend of mine chastised me for not posting regular updates, and he was right to do so (thanks, Cliff). I apologize to all of you for falling down on the job. That said, we need to have a talk about what’s been going on with me.
However, before I blabber about myself, please allow me to try to take care of business first.
I had to set most my orders aside this week while I finished putting up all the storage bins. These hold my ready parts. There are hundreds of them, and until this week, they had just been stacked everywhere I could find a place for them. Needless to say, that makes it very difficult to fill orders in a timely manner. Instead of just grabbing the parts trays and packing your item,s, I’ve had to cast everything to order and that is not an easy chore. But the trays are up and I can find everything now, so next week should see most old orders getting shipped.
A13 decks and fenders. If you are waiting for an A13 engine deck and/or fender set, please hold on just a little longer. I found the master for the replacement product, but it needs a little repair and prep. I will post pictures of it on the TMD Face Book page this weekend. I will get the mold poured next week, but I have to get the new releases out first. I apologize for the delay.
The first of Karl’s new masters will be released this weekend. I have the molds poured for the first batch, and hope to have one more mold ready tonight. I will post them later today. In some cases, I will use Karl’s pictures of the masters, but I promise, if you have ever wanted a super detailed .50 cal and mounts/ammo trays, we are about to make your day! Watch for a separate release post with additional information.
I hate the personal side of Face Book. However, I plan to start using it for the company. If you do not follow TMD on Face Book, you may miss out on some of the stuff I plan to start posting. So, please, consider following TMD’s Face Book page. If for no other reason, it will help you keep up with things around here.
OK, ABOUT ME
First, I am fine health wise. Other than some trouble with my knees (which is probably my youth catching up with my aging body), my health is good. I’m even loosing weight again.
I’m not depressed, either. I know people who struggle with depression, and I would not slight their real struggles by suggesting I suffer from anything anywhere near the same as they do.
I guess I’ve just been in a bit of a funk. BB calls it being “out of sorts.” I’m not sure this will make sense, but it might. I’ve just been struggling with this overwhelming sense of unease. It’s like something is very wrong in the world but I just can’t quite put my finger on what it is. It’s left me feeling a bit ‘stuck in the mud.’ On top of that, I know I am getting behind in taking care of you guys and I’ve been getting onto myself (which is probably the biggest part of my problem right now). Still, I am happy, and I feel fine physically, I just have to push myself to work — and if you have ever been your own boss, you know how difficult that can be. But there is an up-side. I do feel like I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and I’ve been getting back to my old self. I’m not there yet, but I get a little more ‘normal’ every day. So, for those who have been worried about me, please don’t. We came through the storm just fine, and I am starting to get to a point where I feel normal and excited about running TMD again. In a week or two, I hope it will be like nothing ever happened.
THAT IS ALL
Well, that’s about it for now. I’ll post the new releases as soon as I have some pictures. I’ll also make a bit of a surprise announcement in the new releases post, so be watching for it. Until then, stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).