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----I first heard this nugget of wisdom from friend and fellow dA member :iconjohnbeatty: 27 odd years ago while whining about a break-up, STILL, a year after it happened-i hated it because of it's finality and because he was right---and he still is-but now i accept it and will be a happier person for it----
     I am now living in a nursing home- I pretty much knew that was where I was headed after my (step)daughter Jane passed away-but i didn't want to lose my independence and gave it a shot with my wife until it practically killed me (don't ask for a more detail about that-i won't respond)- being here is not too bad-certainly it took awhile to mentally adjust to my surroundings (i still wake up confused at my surroundings and then remember where i am)- but the loss of a few freedoms is worth the services they provide and the medical needs they fill-it is also nice to not have to worry about where i am going to lay my head the next day when i go to sleep at night, where is my next meal coming from, and most of all not having to beg anymore----
     For the time being i am trying to get up some art supplies- i lost my nibs,my ink, and my flashdrive with all my bluline files from having to move from place to place-not to mention  replacing my laptop,printer scanner, and drafting board i had to sell to try to keep from getting evicted---there is one benefactor who is supposed to help with the art supplies-the rest i am just going to have to earn- it is what it is
     Thank all of you for your support, prayer, and well wishes these last years-even though my life the last few years has pretty much been one big bowl of rotten cherries I finally feel like things are looking up-now that I am in a stable enviroment and stay here i can be put on the transplant list- i now have medicare and medicaid so i can now get the cataract removed from my right eye and finally get my depth perception back-not to mention i can also get a hearing aid for my left ear after doing without for 2 years- i am calmer now than i have been in quite some time- i hope to get back to my art soon-that includes pencilling-who'd a thunk that losing my transplant would have so many positive effects? it is what it is-

thanks everbody and God bless-
  • Listening to: my ears ringing (a different tone for each ear!)
  • Reading: how to draw comics the marvel way
  • Watching: my hair turn gray
  • Eating: hospital type food
  • Drinking: very little

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DocSavageFan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Hey Jim
   I got your message through Kez Wilson and wanted to touch bases with you.
Glad to hear things are getting better for you. If you want to privately send me your contact info, I'll pass it along to Jim at HERO so they can stay current on what's going on.

Take care

Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
So Jimbo!  It just hit me - have you done a video yet?  You don't need a videocam, just a webcam.  You can use that to directly record and upload to Youtube!
coloneljimbo3rd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
no video yet-don't have a web cam :(
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
You can get a cheap one like mine for about $30 online.  That's new and includes all charges. You can probably find free shipping, too, like I did.  - For used and refurbished it's closer to $20 - though, in that case free shipping is harder to find.

See it.  Lock it in.  Seize the opportunity when it arises.  There's one out there with your name on it.

A few months ago I didn't have a digital camera.  Now I do.  Top of the line.  Never saw it coming, but, still I had prepared, so I recognized the opportunity and seized it.  Wasn't easy.  I twisted and turned for a week before I made the move.  It was a good move.
MannixFrancisco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving.
coloneljimbo3rd Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Jim thanks a lot for all favs sir \o.
coloneljimbo3rd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
VinceRussell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Jim! Hope you are doing well and thanks for the fav!
coloneljimbo3rd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
read my journal-i am doing well all things considered-haven't been on deviant much till the last few weeks-good to see you posting!
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