Finally heard from Tattoo Jim, posting the email I got from him a bit ago.
Didn't mean to worry anyone. I'm away from the OBX for a while visiting family. I've just been checking email every once in a while but haven't hit the blogs for a few days ( quite a few I guess). The traveling was rough and I haven't seemed to be able to re-coup from it. Thanks for checking... I appreciate it. I'll be heading back in a couple of days so, hopefully, I'll be checking things out again.Take care and "hi" to everyone.