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No longer full time employment   Off-Topic Chat

Started Jan-29 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 609 views.

Well today is officially my last day working full time for Pier 1.  April would have been 16 years.  I have been a "consultant" since October 9th, and will continue to work some here and there through Feb, but no more than 20 hours a week (probably less).  It's been very "old school" since Thanksgiving.  Writing checks by hand, keeping the payables in a spreadsheet.  Our "offices" have been one room in the former photostudio warehouse with a few tables and file cabinets.  Quite a difference from our 20 story building.  Which by the way has now been purchased by the City of Fort Worth for the new city hall.  What an interesting time it's been.  I've got 3 different people who want me to do contracting but I've told them I want to take some time off.   Next phase = building a house while getting this one ready to sell.  Bathroom remodel started yesterday.  wheee!


From: judyinohio


Sounds like you will have an adventure to keep you occupied in the months ahead!

Building a house is something to keep you occupied (been there, done that) and when it gets to be too much you can suddenly find partime contracting work someplace. wink

Well you sure are off on a new adventure. Your new place sounds amazing, just take it one day at a time.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


You sound like me.The next nine months is going to be exciting here for me to.Can not let the cat out of the bag yet.But will in the next couple month. Life is exciting.

Nine months??? now that is intriguing!  I assume you aren't expecting a baby - hahaha.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I feel sad that you're gonna be selling your house .. you "just" got your sewing room set up!   And your safe room!    AND, it's the place where I saw my first firefly!  :-)

It must be a good feeling that you have head hunters calling you up with offers.   If you want to go on hiatus for a while, stick to your guns ... the offers will still be there.   Our youngest daughter (the CPA) does contract work .. only.  She works (2) gigs a year for Price Waterhouse Cooper.  She's worked out her finances and knows that those 2 contract gigs is sufficient.   Then she gets the other part of the year for herself to do what she wants ... and can't when she's working cuz it's like 12 hour days of very intense work.   But, it works for her and more power to her.  You could work out the same sort of deal so maybe you wouldn't NEED to work full time all year long.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Now days you can believe anything.

I know but DH has always wanted to really be in the country - this place is too suburbs for him.  It puts us an hour closer to DD & the closest cousins. And building a new place will be an adventure.  I can "tweek" my sewing room as I want.  And looking forward to a bigger kitchen & Laundry room where I can open the dryer door without hitting the opposite wall.  We don't want a formal living room or dining room so cutting those out.  Once it is done you are always welcome for a repeat trip. blush  

There is a tank on the land and I'm sure fireflies too.  But it is more West Texas like than here, mostly Mesquite trees but a few evergreen type Oaks.  Here is the biggest on the hill where planning the house.  I wanted to add keep in mind this is winter, it is pretty green in the summer.  The grass gets about knee high and is thick.  It looks kind of desert right now but it is not that dry.


and here is what the rest of it looks like.  Not very exciting but it has some nice spots with groups of trees.  Which the wild hogs like by the way.  DH has taken the younger dog with him and she has a grand old time exploring and visiting with the cows.  Yehaw, it's the country life for me (cue the green acres theme song).

That looks a LOT like the land around this area where I live.  

pretty similar, except I think you have more hills.  We have a few, but we are at the edge, a bit further West and starts getting very flat, By Abilene and you know you are in West Texas.