Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Where Have I Been?

It has been some time since I last blogged about our log home endeavor. I'm still here only some things have changed. When I last blogged about our log home it was during the spring. We soon became very busy at work and could not get back to building. As the spring turned to summer we were hearing rumors at work that our jobs would be changing somewhat in the near future. The picture above is of a new warehouse the company that I work for has built. The new warehouse, houses a state-of-the-art picking and sorting system that will greatly change the way I do my job.

I'm a truck driver and we deliver and unload our own loads. The new warehouse will change the way our loads are loaded hence changing the way we unload. To make a long story short I'm looking at either working 11 hours a day, 6 days per week or taking a pay cut of around $15,000 per year. Needless to say I'm not going to work 6 days per week for the rest of my life. Which brings me to the dilemma we face with building our home.

With my future so uncertain I'm just unwilling to take on a mortgage. With the housing bust that we are going through, our current house is not worth what it was two years ago when we started planning. We just don't have as much equity as we use to.

All that being said we're probably going to make a smaller building some thing a long the lines of a 26 x 26. This will probably be used to house the future business that we are about to start. I will be posting more about that in the near future. We're trying to get everything lined up first. Check back for more info and new blog that I will start for it.

1 comment:

WooleyBugger said...

How did it all turn out for you? Good I hope.
That working six days a week will put you in an early grave without your ever being able to enjoy life. I worked 55 hour weeks and my wife was never satisfied so she was always looking for part time work for me to do on weekends,plus I did lawnmower repair in evenings until 11pm, it was never enough. I looked around and saw my son was almost grown and that I'd missed alot of that. Not to mention people in her family saying I was lazy because I'd sleep in on Sundays.