Been busy during my 3 weeks between jobs.
Any who attended Cecil's August Minifest and/or CubFest Northeast last year heard that our corporate office decided to shut down the Hartford Branch where I served as branch manager, asking that I stay on till the end of the year to wrap things up. I have been in the commercial glazing industry for 29 years with 4 different companies, with this most recent stint being 10 years. What I will miss the most is working on a daily basis with my best friend.
On Monday January 10th I start chapter 5 of my working life as a project manager for a former competitor of my previous employer. They are located in the southern part of the state, about 65 miles from home, so I will be working from home 4 days per week. I have to be at the office on Thursday mornings for a 7:00am staff meeting, but I think I can handle that. So far everything points to this being a real positive experience and I feel especially thankful for getting a job in my specialty without any loss in compensation and benefits. My wife is relieved that we did not suffer the fate of many folks relying on unemployment checks for what seems like an eternity. We are very blessed.
So with all this, I needed a place to park my shingle. My basement workshop was 12' x 24' and is now 12' x 12'. My new home office is 12' x 12'.Before
Still have to trim out the opening to the crawl space and hang a door from my office into the shop.
I will be mounting a hinged plan table (7' wide x 42") on the wall adjacent to the door into the shop. It will swing down and out of the way when I need access to the shop from this side. I have a 4' wide bi-fold into the shop on another wall.
This was my first time doing carpet - simple glue down of a Home Depot in-stock commercial style carpet. Came out pretty well if I do say so myself. Erik helped on this and other parts. Aron, Emily, Hannah, and even Anneliese helped out in the whole process. The girls gave me a late Christmas present of a 2011 Farmall Calendar for the wall.
Once the project is finished I'll post a few "occupied" photos.