So I sold my house finally Wednesday night. It was a serious financial drain having a huge 4 bedroom house for the wife & myself. It was my mothers house for 38 years until her death in July 2010. Her mom spent almost a year in intensive care before her death, & she wanted to die in her house which she did (2 or 3 cancers). My wife & I moved back the last 2 years to care for her. We waited almost 8 months for free hospice care, which was to start the next day after her death. I work for the City & had to work that day due to my schedule (Friday). That was tough, & I still get annoyed thinking of it. So having moved everything to the workshop I share with a local operator. Things have slowed down while I search for a apartment, & were staying in Motels. We can barely move through the workshop.
So back to Seawitch playfields which need to get going through production. I will be finally talking with the owner that does the cnc work this month to get things as good as they can be for alignment. If everything looks good they will get the ok to run about 14 playfields after another test while i'm on vacation June 28 - July 24. Then the rest of the prepay & bulk new orders will be done later this year. Along with more Star Gazer playfields. Any 3rd playfield on will be a classic Stern only if art is ready to go. I will not be doing any more prepays ever, & haven't done anymore the last 2+ years. It's very hard to produce pinball parts, & playfields are the hardest! I'm still looking for the next clear coat specialist that I can afford.
For those that have waited enough for a Seawitch prepaid playfield, & want a refund here is the time. A few are being refunded this week, & a few others done the last year. Let me know & I will refund your payment through Paypal. Others still on board should see the end of the wait this year.
This month before Pintastic Show speaking & my vacation seeing my brother in Austin, Texas (3 weeks). I have to re supply all my vendors, ebay, & personal glass orders on Classic Stern Glass. That is if I can get the tempered glass in time, if not it gets delayed until I return from vacation.
Thanks for the Seawitch prepaid owners patience going through the slow process of all the Star Gazer playfields being done 78. All those prepaid orders done along with many extras. So now on to Seawitch production, which likely will be 2 or 3 more times demand then the initial prepaid orders.
If you are a Seawitch prepaid playfield customer still waiting, & going to Pintastic please attend my seminar. I will give away items that are pinball production related by me away to those there. If more demand then I will flip a coin to those that want it. There won't be playfields for free give away!