well I have not been to active for a couple of reasons but I am still alive. just thought id say happy holidays. for Christmas I got a scroll saw, leather and a leather punch. And i have started the chimera pickle. I Received a package in a trade with Kholez. He sent me some more really thick leather, a huge fork of Brazilian red pepper, some pieces of mango (wood not fruit) and a little bit of thera tube silver. I check out the topics fro when i was gone, and of coarse they were all good. And that was the one thing that i missed on vacation - the Forum.