Home Again

Yes, I am home again! I enjoyed Spring in Texas and now I am enjoying it again in Missouri. In case you didn’t know, I had to have my aortic heart valve replaced (the new one is a 19mm – lol) and have been away for 2 weeks. My heart valve surgery was a success. My doctor said that the surgery and my recovery have been “text-book boring” – well, it was exciting enough for me!

Here I am right before I was discharged from the hospital. I was walking 1 1/2 miles a day and was ready to get out of there and get a GOOD nights sleep! I received excellent care but it seemed that they always wanted to provide that care right after I feel asleep!

I walked out to my shop for the first time today and plan to do some design work on paper tomorrow. I have been doing a lot of design work in my head and I am excited to get going with it. What am I designing? A better way to make large gauge jump rings (10 gauge 10mm ID) is at the top of my list.

My UnkamenTeam has been working very hard to keep up with orders and inquiries. My daughter, Leah, my Inventory Manager, Laura and my Production Manager, Jonathan all worked until midnight every night – I can’t thank them enough. The rest of my team, Aaron, Melissa, Lily, Alex, Travis, Nate, Hunter, Lee, Matt, Denise, Emma, Isabella, MaryAlice, Leah Grace, Philipp, Jacob, Eleanor, Sabri, Kimmy, Colin and Chrissy all pitched in and gave it their all. My wife, Karen and son, Byron, accompanied me but also still worked remotely. They have exceeded my expectations, but if they did not meet yours, please let me know and I will make it right. I appreciate all of your well wishes, prayers and positive energy. My wife set up the computer in my room most every day and I read each and every one. THANK YOU!

I also appreciate your patience and understanding. I am extending the 15% discount  (off your entire order) for another week while we finish getting caught up. Your order MAY ship right away, but it may not. Use this COUPON CODE: SaveNowShipLater
All the best!


10 thoughts on “Home Again

  1. So glad you are doing better Ralph. Your right…you will do a lot better now that your home and can sleep. LOL.

  2. So glad to hear you are home. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and get lots of rest now that you are home. God Bless Mare

  3. I wish you a speedy recovery and am happy your are back but I think you sitting with a gun magazine is extremely irresponsible. With all the terrorism going on I think that a Jewelry Industry magazine would have been more appropriate.

  4. My prayers for your speedy recovery, Ralph! And kudos to all of your team for keeping the biz in biz!!!!

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