Angi, wow!!! A job that you have taken on, you passed with flyin' colours, beautiful and wonderful, yeah!! I still think you are nuts (and so is everyone else doing this stuff). I wil only think that I will stick to catching swarms hangin' off trees. I take my hat off to you all that perform these staggaring cutouts.
Angi, I am so sorry that you are just getting over the flu and you went and still did this huge amount of work. I wish you health was better, and that you pain meds were being filled properly. I do not know what chronic pain is, I experience pain when I hurt myself, or my back is a little bit tired, but I have no clue what continual pain must be like. I have nothing to compare to. I hear of people all the time here with their ailments and pain, I thank my lucky stars when I read of these things that I don't have any, I am so grateful for that. Pain is awful.
So, Angi, carry on.....there is no great hurry to do the crush and strain. Take your time, honestly, let yourself heal for awhile first. Then pick a good day when you can work like a dog to get this chore done. Take your time, really, there is not a hurry in the world with this part of the joy of the cutout.
The pictures were lovely and for a first time doing this type of work, you performed like an Ace, excellent, I take my hat off to you girl, and go, girl, go!!!! You made me proud of you!!! Have the most beautiful and wonderful day, take care of yourself and health. Cindi
PS, it was fun to hear of how your children were enthralled playing with the drones, your children must be happy their Mom did a good job too!!!!