Of course, there is more to this story and you may be wondering why. I have always wanted to own my own business and I have always enjoyed building things by hand. With the support of my wife and kids, I have been able to make that happen here in Portland. About three years ago, my wife and I, made a decision that we no longer wanted to put our two children in daycare. Our work schedules prevented us from enrolling them in extracurricular activities such as afterschool sports. Besides that, daycare is extremely expensive and all we were doing was paying someone else to raise your kids.
We looked at our budget and subtracted what we paid for daycare, minus my paycheck, shut off the Cable TV in favor of Netflix, and cut out a few other luxuries to see if we could make it work. As it turned out, we could afford for me to open a custom furniture shop working from home and be a stay at home dad. Since then I have been able to keep steady work flowing in my shop and have been able to spend more time with my kids and take them to soccer practice every day.
Of course you are wonder what all this has to do with moving my shop to Colorado, well I`m not the only one who is driven to be successful in business and life. My wife has been working to be promoted, and with a lot of hard work, she has accomplished that. With this promotion, her company is asking us to move to the beautiful state of Colorado. I am proud of my wife for accomplishing her goals and want to support her. It was a no brainer to start packing my bags and head to Colorado to start the next adventure in our life. Besides, I can build furniture most anywhere.
As a result, my shop will be closed from the end of December 2013 through February 2014 as we get settled in our new home and set up the new shop space. My new Shop will be located South of Denver and east of Colorado Springs, in Elbert Colorado. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus, I will be posting progress photo`s as I set up my new shop space. Alternatively, of course you can subscribe to this blog.