Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boucing back

So, one of the reasons I haven't been blogging is that my computer, until yesterday, had been out of commission. Like so many other stories of loss, it went to sleep one afternoon, and just wouldn't wake up. Thankfully, that's been fixed. I can't say how long it's been out of commission, but it's been a while, certainly over a month.

It was a bit of a shock to sign into the blog for the first time and see where I was a month and a half ago. I'm in a much better space than I was.

The bartending thing hasn't taken off yet, I'm sorry to say. But it hasn't taken off, because I've been working as a supervisor for the US Census Bureau. I won't bore you with too many details, but it's been good, solid work, that pays good, solid money. And it's been a constantly shifting situation, which has been refreshing, in a bizarre way. I like things that are always changing, and this is one of those jobs. Thanks to my time in the military, and my recent forays into running a business, I feel like I was very well prepared. And I was lucky enough to wind up with a supervisor who appreciates the work that I do, and my ability to react in a productive way to a constantly changing landscape.

The shop is slowly spinning back up again. Obligations in my time off have taken up more time than normal, with a couple of short night classes thrown into the mix, reducing my ability to go to the shop at night. But I have been up, and I'm getting back into a few projects, one of which is a pair of chairs, and another is a small bench for doing hand work at home. The bench project is in the planning stages, but it should be fun. It's also going to coincide with a redux of one of the existing benches that I have in the shop right now, so I can get my Emmert vise mounted and usable.

There's more, but I wanted to check in and let the world know that things have rebounded, and the world is looking better from here.