Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The End of this Month

Supposedly at the end of the month, I will receive an offer to grade full-time at the office.

I have mixed feelings about this. First, it's the right thing. Steady, stable, benefits. Some
financial breathing room, hopefully, and all that good stuff. I enjoy the work, but it is all mental.
For the past 5 years I have been on the move, using my brain to solve physical and political
problems. It's difficult some days to sit still.

For the past 3 months I've juggled two jobs and catching up with all the stuff at home, while
trying to improve the place. It's been a God-send in some ways, as it's allowed me to catch up on things I've felt undone or needing to be accomplished, such as selling the Jeep or taking care of
home projects.

Nonetheless, it has been hectic, as in hectic-crazy. Staying up until 2 in the morning working on many nights bodes for a hard early day. You get the drift. I've been juggling two gigs. Customp rojects at the woodshop, while awesome, are unpredictable in terms of time. Heading on over to
a full-time gig at Seton will likely lead to a stable lifestyle. I can still woodwork, but I can do that
as necessary and not feel like I am working two full-time jobs.

Or so I hope. Ultimately, my future is in God's hands. I will miss woodworking quasi-full-time if things play out the way I think they will, but at least I can call in sick and not worry about paying the
bills as much.

We'll see what happens. I am knee deep in making chairs right now and they are awesome and
fun to make. I have stated today my desire to become the chair guy and make chairs like a bonified BAMF. Most of the work would be ideally suited for my shop in the making at home, but alas,
all that remains to be seen.

God Bless,



Martin Schap said...

So... The month has ended. I am hoping you got the news you wanted. I don't think I could live without a steady paycheck. I really like routines, budgets, etc. So I am with you on this one. Hope all is well.

Nick-dog said...

No news. No update yet. At least I got two jobs. I need to make one the master, but it hasn't happened yet. Best, --Nick