I'm making it official. As of today, January 1, 2019 I will no longer be taking requests.
I'm not taking any more requests until the current list is finished. Said list has 27 requests on it. I work full time on the weekdays. And for the last two years I've been without a car, so that makes an 8 hour day technically into a 10 hour day. So I only have the time on the weekends to work on them. Even then the work is slow going. Meanwhile the list kept on growing. For every request I did complete, two more would take it's place. It's was like slaying a hydra, and it would take just as long to finish it off. I've even had the thought of just deleting everything and deactivating my account. But I don't want to be that guy. No one likes that guy. So instead in 2019 I'm laying off the requests until the current list is finished. When I finish them off, maybe I'll open requests again. However I'm strongly considering doing commissions only instead.
...but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Until then, if you have a request, you'll have to look somewhere else to get it done.