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The New Job Reveal...

Friday, August 20, 2010

I've been dying all week to tell you about the Axeman's new job... He made me wait until everything was set... You see this new job required background checks... Not that he had anything in his background to worry about, but he wanted me to wait, so I did... Now everything is all set...

But before I reveal the new job, I have another reveal to make... The thing is, he hates being called the Axeman... He think it makes him sound like a serial killer... Why did I go with this name... Oh I don't know... lets take a little look at his work bench...

I took this picture this morning while he was out trimming trees with his new pole saw... He has dozens of axes, tomahawks and knives and usually has at least two knives on him at all times, and carries an axe with him in our vehicle... I just don't know where I got this name... I'll have to ponder this one... It's a mystery I tells ya...

Alas, he has asked me to stop calling him this... When I asked him what he wanted to be called he said "Fred"... When I gave him a look he said..."Just use my name." Ok... So from now on the Axeman will be referred to as Paul... Yep... No more "silly" blog nicknames... He asked me why I used one in the first place, and I told him for "safety" you know, stalkers and such and he laughed out loud... So all you weird stalkers out there... please re-read the last paragraph... He would be a bad choice...

Anyhow, back to the Job... Let me first tell you, he has a background in engineering... His jobs have ranged from materials testing to project manager... He mostly worked on commercial building sites... highways, air ports, bridges... His last job was a departure from that, after being unemployed for nine months he took a job with the city gas and water division... It was a job, but he hated it... It was manual labor... Like down in the ditch, ankle deep in raw sewerage style manual labor... He took that job to support his family, but he felt like a pack mule... He a really smart guy (really, really smart...) but at 6'3" and stocky his bosses never saw his potential outside the ditch... He felt like he was stuck, so moving to Maine although a sacrifice it also offered him a chance to get a fresh start.

And a fresh start he got... Paul's new job (drum roll...) high school math teacher! He will be teaching algebra 1 & 2, geometry and calculus at a private christian high school. He is so excited and it has been really weird to do back-to-school clothes shopping for my husband...


Thanks for listening,

7 comments :

  1. That's awesome! Praise God for giving him such a great way to serve!

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  2. Congrats on the new job! Woot!

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  3. That's so great! Congratulations on the new job! Is that the same school your daughters will be attending? BTW, you could call him "Blade". LOL

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  4. Oh wow!! Congrats to your husband!!

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  5. Yay for axe...I mean Paul!

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