Saturday, June 11, 2005

I've been busy

Well, it's time to post a blog entry and let my readers know what's going on.

For those who don't know, I have been consulting since mid-March in Austin, TX. I am once again working through Seilevel, this time as a contractor. I am leading a small team that is gathering requirements to build a software program for Dell Financial Services.

On a typical week I fly to Austin on Monday morning and get to work by 9AM, stay in a hotel room four nights, and fly home to Kristi on Friday night. We spend three nights in our own bed before I wake up and repeat the cycle.

Kristi has been very supportive of me working Austin. She knows I like working, she knows one of the people I'm working with, and we're both happy I'm contributing to the family funds. Also, I like to travel and I'm half-way to getting back my Gold status on American Airlines, but there are times I miss Kristi, the dogs, the house, etc.

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Lest you think I do nothing but watch the boob toob every night in my hotel room, let me tell you about a couple things I've been working on over the last few months.

First, my father and I flew out to California back in February. After the trip was over I said, "I had a good time, a very productive meeting on a potential (likely?) business venture." Now, after a very long time, I am willing to say we did reach an agreement and I am working with my father to help a small manufacturer bring his goods to the marketplace. I have some friends helping me build a couple websites. One is an online store for consumers, while the other website is only for retailers who want to purchase the items at a wholesale price. If you want to give me some feedback or help me test the online store, please leave a comment or send me an email.

Second, my brother and I are very proud to announce Lone Star Games! When we open next month we will have full line of high quality poker chips, accessories, and gaming supplies. We are currently in the midst of hiring our first employees. Our first location is at the very prestigous Galleria Dallas, and we are already dreaming of the next location in our little business empire.