Sunday, August 15, 2010

Looking Up From Home

Well folks, some big things have happened. My wife has gotten into a science writing program in UC Santa Cruz. The plan was for me to stay here and build that year, but after her 3 month stay in Germany, and running some numbers when she got back home, we've both decided it makes more sense to go out there together. This is pretty exciting for me, as I am originally from San Diego. So this move is going back to many things I love about that state.

The only downsides are leaving some really good folks that I've come to call my friends, and leaving our little house with a basement workshop. With cost of living out there, there's no way we can afford a place with enough room to set up shop. So for the next year, (unless something crazy happens) I won't be building any frames. I'll contact everyone on my list to let you know personally, and I will be keeping that list to start up again after we get settled again. But for now, I've got until September 10th to tie up loose ends, pack up, and finish Matt's frame.

Even though a large part of me feels like I'm finally going home, there will always be a part of me left behind. I have met a ton of really great folks in the greater St. Louis area. From bosses and co-workers, to customers, to friends, and every combination of the above. Thanks to all who've helped us make this our home for the past handful of years. Your midwestern friendliness won't be forgotten.

And for the next year, I'll still keep the blog updated with what's going on in my life. There won't be a whole lot of frame building for a while, but once I can get it going again, this is were to look for it.

Looking up at the Redwoods, through a burnt out 'stump' (which was taller than me).

This is the stuff that makes me think of home.


TeamSeagal said...

*Cue Troll and I weeping uncontrollably.

But Seriously, you leaving is teh $uxx0rz.


Anonymous said...

You'll only be an hour and a half from me. There is some awesome riding in the area. Right behind UCSC is discretionary single track. Welcome back to Cali.

FelletBrazing said...

Yea, I'm definitely going to miss you guys. Maybe, if I ride a ton, I'll have to make a trip back here to to the 12hr with you.

Yea Bruss, I need to call you and catch up. That'd be cool to meet up sometime this next year. Maybe plan a mtb trip or camping trip or something.

Anonymous said...

Are you staying in California or coming back after Melissae gets done in a year?

FelletBrazing said...

We really don't know what will happen in a year. It depends on where we can find work and a place to make home. One thing for sure is once I find home, I'll be setting up a shop and starting to make frames again.

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