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Old 01-11-2016, 12:01 PM   #1
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Busy lately

So I decided to change jobs. My current company lives and dies by the health of the Oil industry, and right now, its not looking good. Everyone else is like "Yay! Cheap Gas!" and I am like "Oh no! Cheap Gas". I don't see anything changing in the mid-term future, so I'm pulling the rip-cord. My last day is Friday the 15th and I start the new job on Monday the 18th.

With that being said, a company that I really would like to work for called me for an interview today. Had a really good one, and I think they are gonna make me an offer. I don't think its gonna come before I start the new place, so I might find myself in a position where I think about quitting a job that I just started. I don't feel its fair to the new company, but then again, I don't wanna pass up on this other place, as it would more or less be my dream job. Needless to say, I am very conflicted at this point, but I will only worry about crossing that bridge when and if I come to it.

I've been keeping busy with my cabin build. Now that I got the fireplace working, I don't have to have a 'winter shutdown'. The upstairs is completely done, and I am working on the downstairs now. I've enclosed the fireplace with cement board, and started installing the rock. I bought a product call Go-Stone. It is a lightweight veneer made partially from old shredded tires. Feels and looks just like real rock, but at about half the weight. It's so light, you can put it directly on drywall or cement board with tile adhesive. I got a little more than halfway done.



I figure one more good day, and I will have it rocked all the way to the ceiling and it will be complete. I got that, the St. Louis RV show next weekend, football playoffs, and a kids car to work on some time soon, and starting a new job. I don't see a spare minute for about the next month.

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Old 01-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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I really like the look!
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:37 AM   #3
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So I decided to change jobs. My current company lives and dies by the health of the Oil industry, and right now, its not looking good. Everyone else is like "Yay! Cheap Gas!" and I am like "Oh no! Cheap Gas". I don't see anything changing in the mid-term future, so I'm pulling the rip-cord. My last day is Friday the 15th and I start the new job on Monday the 18th.

With that being said, a company that I really would like to work for called me for an interview today. Had a really good one, and I think they are gonna make me an offer. I don't think its gonna come before I start the new place, so I might find myself in a position where I think about quitting a job that I just started. I don't feel its fair to the new company, but then again, I don't wanna pass up on this other place, as it would more or less be my dream job. Needless to say, I am very conflicted at this point, but I will only worry about crossing that bridge when and if I come to it.

I've been keeping busy with my cabin build. Now that I got the fireplace working, I don't have to have a 'winter shutdown'. The upstairs is completely done, and I am working on the downstairs now. I've enclosed the fireplace with cement board, and started installing the rock. I bought a product call Go-Stone. It is a lightweight veneer made partially from old shredded tires. Feels and looks just like real rock, but at about half the weight. It's so light, you can put it directly on drywall or cement board with tile adhesive. I got a little more than halfway done.



I figure one more good day, and I will have it rocked all the way to the ceiling and it will be complete. I got that, the St. Louis RV show next weekend, football playoffs, and a kids car to work on some time soon, and starting a new job. I don't see a spare minute for about the next month.

Tim
The cabin fireplace looks great

I used to work in the oil industry, left in end of August of last yr. Moved to another state and now work in the tech field. I am glad I left before the oil prices plummeted. The company's threshold is $35 a barrel, anything below that usually means lay offs and massive spending cuts.

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You've gotta do what's right for you. Is there anyway to delay the start of the new job? The fireplace looks great
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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I could not delay start of new job. Been here since Monday doing nothing but safety training so far. I am bored to tears.


But I did get the fireplace finished last weekend.





This is the one thing in the cabin so far that is purely mine and Kelly's. For most of this stuff, I have had to rely on the expertise and help of others. But for the fireplace stone, it was just her and I. She selected which stone went in which place and handed them to me in order. I did all the cutting and installing them.


I could not be happier with the result.


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But I did get the fireplace finished last weekend.
Super great job. Looks fantastic!
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I could not delay start of new job. Been here since Monday doing nothing but safety training so far. I am bored to tears.


But I did get the fireplace finished last weekend.





This is the one thing in the cabin so far that is purely mine and Kelly's. For most of this stuff, I have had to rely on the expertise and help of others. But for the fireplace stone, it was just her and I. She selected which stone went in which place and handed them to me in order. I did all the cutting and installing them.


I could not be happier with the result.


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Very nice. Time well spent as you will enjoy this a lot longer that it took to build.

I wish my DW would participate as opposed to being the "House" critic.
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