I haven't been around in a while. Not doing much woodworking lately, it's getting pretty difficult. I've had a lot going on medically and not doing so well. I was back in Minneapolis for a couple days back in November and they've added a couple new drugs to my treatment plan. I've been having to deal with some side effects of those drugs and things were getting pretty scary for a while, but I think we've figured out which one is causing the problems and we're working on fine tuning dosages to alleviate at least some of the side effects.
I'm trying to finish up a master bath remodel for my neighbor. It's getting close, I have the tile all set and hope to have it all grouted by Saturday. Then just a little drywall touch up and he's going to do the painting. I'll be glad to have this one done, but it's a bittersweet close out. I'm pretty sure that this is the last tile I'll ever set. I've set thousands of square feet of tile in my life, and I really enjoy it. But it's over because I just can't get up and down off the floor anymore. I'm afraid it's time to hang up my tool belt.
I hope things work out, but I had an interview yesterday morning with a building materials supplier that is less than three miles from home. They deal mostly with contractors and they need someone for the sales counter. I talked to the head of sales and the owner for about 45 minutes and I think it went very well. About ten minutes into the interview, he looked at me and said "You have very good communications skills" which made me feel pretty good. Then the owner looked at my resume and asked me why I was getting out of the building trades after nineteen years. I told her that I just couldn't do the physical work anymore and needed to make a change. I was straight with them and told them of the condition I'm dealing with. He then said that nothing I told them disqualified me for the position that they're trying to fill. He said that they're looking for my brain, not brawn.
I told them that I can stand for extended periods of time without too much trouble, but getting up and down from a regular chair is what's difficult. He then said that I wouldn't have to stand all the time, that's why they have those counter height chairs I could use. Afterward he said that he will call me one way or another within about a week to ten days.
Keeping fingers crossed!