So a couple of months ago I got an opportunity to show off my mad programming skillz to the world when a guy a co-worker of mine knows contracted me to build a website for him (that was a hell of a sentence). Anyway, about an hour ago I pushed a live beta (Utah only) version to the world (http://www.affordableprivateschools.com) after a week of very intense work. Monday and Tuesday alone I worked 27 hours; but hey, more money for me, right? That's especially good since we are moving in a week and a few days. I figure this project will last at least a few more months, and once it is complete, I will have an excellent specimen to add to my portfolio, allowing me to snag more work in the future.
So right now I also have a job with a company named Empire West. They are a plastics company, and they make some rather neat ceiling tiles. But anyway, while my bills are paid by Empire West, I don't actually work on any Empire West projects. You see, the owners of Empire West and a company called Pavement Engineering Inc (PEI) are good friends, and they often trade resources. I am one of the resources they trade. So all the work I do is actually for PEI. Well, I told my boss (Sam) this past Monday that I am going to move to Texas. Conversation proceeded and I am going to be a consultant for PEI from my house in Texas (for more money than I am making now). Yeah, I know, I am awesome.