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  1. #31081
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Does anyone's employer offer some form of sabbatical?
    many colleges do for profs, periodic sabbaticals in fact.

  2. #31082
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outside Philly
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    many colleges do for profs, periodic sabbaticals in fact.
    I've taken 3 work sabbaticals in between jobs. This was all pre-kid so my calculus has likely changed but with some savings and cost efficient living, I was able to plan for them. I suppose I'd have more in my retirement fund if I hadn't done them but I do my best to make my finances adjust to my life, not the other way around.

  3. #31083
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Wait until you start roasting your own...it will be the only thing you drink.
    I think I'm already there. For instance, the coffee I drink tomorrow will have been roasted today. We don't roast at home, but the business we get it from roasts the morning after my order and ships that day by 2-day post. Or for us, leaves it on our front porch.

  4. #31084
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Wait until you start roasting your own...it will be the only thing you drink.
    Ever try roasting in a popcorn popper? Did a little intersearches last night and saw that as a thing.

    If you want high heat and convection, an air fryer would also seem like a possibility.

  5. #31085
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    I think I'm already there. For instance, the coffee I drink tomorrow will have been roasted today. We don't roast at home, but the business we get it from roasts the morning after my order and ships that day by 2-day post. Or for us, leaves it on our front porch.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Ever try roasting in a popcorn popper? Did a little intersearches last night and saw that as a thing.

    If you want high heat and convection, an air fryer would also seem like a possibility.
    Lol, I haven't had a cup of coffee in 20 years. I did have a coworker for quite a while who was obsessed with it. So much so that he got a roaster like this:

    500g-coffee-roaster-main-web-1.jpg

  6. #31086
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Last day at my current job. Came in this morning to decorated cubicle with photos from the last 3 years all around my desk. Great group of people I have been blessed to work with. Having a catered meal and ymm, beer and ymm, wine as a send off at 5:00

  7. #31087
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Last day at my current job. Came in this morning to decorated cubicle with photos from the last 3 years all around my desk. Great group of people I have been blessed to work with. Having a catered meal and ymm, beer and ymm, wine as a send off at 5:00
    Congratulations!

    What is your timetable for the move and starting the new job?

  8. #31088
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Ever try roasting in a popcorn popper? Did a little intersearches last night and saw that as a thing.

    If you want high heat and convection, an air fryer would also seem like a possibility.
    Interesting suggestion - because that's exactly how this guy got started. A popcorn popper.

    Truthfully, I'm not going to roast my own. I enjoy supporting local businesses - which will supersede any near-term urge to try my own hand.

  9. #31089
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    Congratulations!

    What is your timetable for the move and starting the new job?
    Moving day to temporary dwelling is next Wednesday. Start date for new jobs b is 09/14.

  10. #31090
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Moving day to temporary dwelling is next Wednesday. Start date for new jobs b is 09/14.
    Good luck on the move and new jobs. Timetable appears to give you some time to check out the local Ymm, Beer places once you get there.

  11. #31091
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    Interesting suggestion - because that's exactly how this guy got started. A popcorn popper.

    Truthfully, I'm not going to roast my own. I enjoy supporting local businesses - which will supersede any near-term urge to try my own hand.
    As an interesting aside (to me, at least), I met my coffee roaster bawana when I went to his shop looking for a neon-bending artiste to breathe life into some art/sketches from our daughter. He repairs neon signs as well as doing custom work out of a 15x30 storefront/workshop. As cramped as it was, it was even more crowded because of a human-sized contraption in the front of the shop. Turned out to be his coffee roaster; a side interest.

    We struck up an extended conversation and suspect we are now friends for life.

    Here's what he built for us - which I consider a family heirloom:



    IMG952952.jpg

    Approximate scale is 40" x 50"

  12. #31092
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    As an interesting aside (to me, at least), I met my coffee roaster bawana when I went to his shop looking for a neon-bending artiste to breathe life into some art/sketches from our daughter. He repairs neon signs as well as doing custom work out of a 15x30 storefront/workshop. As cramped as it was, it was even more crowded because of a human-sized contraption in the front of the shop. Turned out to be his coffee roaster; a side interest.

    We struck up an extended conversation and suspect we are now friends for life.

    Here's what he built for us - which I consider a family heirloom:



    IMG952952.jpg

    Approximate scale is 40" x 50"
    Very cool.

  13. #31093
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    Very cool.
    Thanks! I should get a gif that shows off the animation...

  14. #31094
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    Thanks! I should get a gif that shows off the animation...
    Love it! A gif of it would be awesome.

  15. #31095
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    As an interesting aside (to me, at least), I met my coffee roaster bawana when I went to his shop looking for a neon-bending artiste to breathe life into some art/sketches from our daughter. He repairs neon signs as well as doing custom work out of a 15x30 storefront/workshop. As cramped as it was, it was even more crowded because of a human-sized contraption in the front of the shop. Turned out to be his coffee roaster; a side interest.

    We struck up an extended conversation and suspect we are now friends for life.

    Here's what he built for us - which I consider a family heirloom:



    IMG952952.jpg

    Approximate scale is 40" x 50"
    Just curious, are you located in the Triangle area (I say with fingers crossed)? I have a neon sign that needs repair.

  16. #31096
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    Quote Originally Posted by aimo View Post
    Just curious, are you located in the Triangle area (I say with fingers crossed)? I have a neon sign that needs repair.
    No - central New York state. This guy's shop is in Utica.

  17. #31097
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    Home of the Blue Sox!

  18. #31098
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Moving day to temporary dwelling is next Wednesday. Start date for new jobs b is 09/14.

    Nice, a few days off in between. Congrats again on the new job!

  19. #31099
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    No - central New York state. This guy's shop is in Utica.
    Poop. Thanks, but, poop!

  20. #31100
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    No - central New York state. This guy's shop is in Utica.
    who can forget "So watch out Utica, Springfield's a city on the grow!!"
    The only bad thing I can say about Utica is that Utica Club is one of the worst beers I've ever imbibed.

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