Many of you know me from my typing away feverishly here and on other forums. A select few have known me personally and have had the chance to follow the personal details of my life ever since I found this thing called a "forum".
For those who don't know me, here's a little history. I have owned my own restoration company for about a decade now and I've made more than a pretty damn good living at it....until Dec. of '07 when things started slowly sliding downhill. It has slowly dwindled down every month from that time 'till now. I have tried to keep the company afloat....always thinking that if I could make it past the first 3 years, I could make it through anything. The economy, on the other hand, had other thoughts in mind for me.
Well, I finally decided to throw in the towel. As of today, I have closed the company down. I still have more tools than I could ever imagine to do what it is I do but they are going to just sit idle for a while. That is, until I decide to do somethin' to MY house for a change. :D
Anyhoo, I'd like to publicly thank our resident member Lightman1 for recommending me to his upper for employment. I've known for about 3 weeks now that I got the position but today, I started. Now the wife can stay home with the new born [Aiden James Reitz, 6 mos.], she can work, she can start her own business, what ever she would like to do?.....well, she can do.
All I know is that now, when I'm off? I'm off. No more dealing with collections, invoicing, accounting, dealing with taxes, paperwork and the usual crap a business owner has to deal with after he/she is already off for the day. I'm OFF!
Off to enjoy life and my family with no further need to worry about when my hard earned money will actually hit my pocket [sometimes 4-5 mos. out, due to the economy]......and for that? I have Lightman1 to thank.
Thanks buddy. ;)