Packing the shop - again!

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Blog entry by bigfish_95008 posted 07-20-2010 04:36 PM 1329 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am presently in the process of packing my shop. This is the 3 time in 5 years I have had to do this. Each time there are more tools than the time before.
The place we are presently living is a bit high priced for just my income. The need to reduce our monthly expenses forces us to move. My wife has been trying to find work for about a year since I transferred down here. She has had several good opportunities come here way, but ends up being second in line. It has been very frustrating for her, and me by association.
The old statement – You can never have enough clams – is true – UNTIL YOU HAVE TO MOVE THEM!
This past year has seen my wood working skills grow by leaps and bounds. The prospect of not having a shop for the foreseeable future is very frustrating. We are looking for the right place so that I can continue to have shop space, but we seem to beaten out on the places that seem to be right. Either the Lord has a new plan for my/our life or the perfect place is still out there waiting for us to find it.
So if you know anyone in the LA area with 3br, 2ba home with a LARGE 2 car garage for rent let me know I would like to take a look at it.
Have a great day!

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 07-20-2010 04:57 PM

Hey man, I just went thru that about two years ago, I’ve been VERY lucky though. We were living in Tx., I was starting to build a shop, and then we decided to look for greener pastures, so I sold the big stuff, we moved to the northeast, and we were in an appartment for a little over a year, the tools I didn’t sell ended up in a storage unit, boy did I miss them. End of last year we finally found a place that we liked and could afford, and jsut this past weekend I bought a Tablesaw off of craigslist, I know it sounds stupid, but seeing that rusty old table saw sitting in my garage waiting to be brought back to life makes it fell like the shop is on its way back…..

Hang in there!!! it gets better eventually

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 09:49 PM

I did the same thing. I moved across country 3 years ago. Family reasons. Lived in bachelor apartment with eveything in storage for 2 of those years. Crowded and nothing to do !
Last July we found a little home with a little garage. I “can play” with my tools now and we are even closer to the kids. I hope to find a larger workspace, till then I am making do with what I have.
There is always a bgger plan for us, we just don’t know it !
Be patient. GOOD things come to people who wait.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 09:51 PM

My heart goes out to you, I’ve been there before and understand exactly what its like. I was blessed with 2 nice shops in the past 10 years. Believe me when I say Blessed, because all utilities were paid and rent free. Due to financial circumstances I’ve been out of shop for about 2 years now. Things are looking up though since the property we own didn’t have a garage, we have found a way to finance my new shop *The Nehls End Workshop, while we were fortunate to finance the 12×30 shed. Weren’t as fortunate to finance the finishing the inside to make it the shop. So I understand having to pack up again. I know I’ll be happy once the electrical work is done so I can unpack my tools for the last time. Trust in your faith and He will give you your hearts desires. He just didn’t say when.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 01:45 PM

AAAAUUCH bad luck for you
hope you get settled in a new place very fast
nothing is more frustrating than be un able to do
what you burn for
good luck both to you and your wife hope she find a new work soon

best thoughts


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