snowflake This last Thursday ended my stint at Vanderyacht Propane as their office and technical person. We set up a VPN network for their Friday Harbor office to be able to connect to the Lynden office. The day before I was finished, all the kinks were worked out and employees were trained in the use and troubleshooting of the network. I was happy to have worked for such a great family owned business. Thanks go out to the Vanderyachts for bringing me on board.

The reason I left was because of an interview I had on the 23rd of December. I had been consulting for a startup firm for the prior 3 weeks and had evidently proven myself to be invaluable to the firm that the other 4 founders asked my immediate supervisor to hire me before the new year. So, they made a generous offer, I accepted, and started on the 7th of January my new full time job. Now, since this is a startup, I can’t talk much about the company or its products/services. But what I can say is that this group of individuals are some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. I am extremely happy to have been included in their operations. Currently, I don’t have an official title except for “Employee #01”, however, the founders have all said I will probably become the project manager after April 1st, our first product release date. That in iteself is an awesome responsibilty that I am absolutely stoked to have.

Additionally, the founders have all agreed to start and end our weekly status meetings in prayer. That is such a great indication of the nature of these people. The company, as a whole, has decided to give back to our community each week we are in business as well. We have done things such as giving gifts to the workers at the Agape House, providing propane heat to families in need, etc. I am very happy to be a part of a group like this. It has very little to do with promotion or corporate benevolance for any selfish reasons and everything to do with the fact that we have been blessed to be a blessing.

Other goings on: We had approximately 4-7 inches of snow dump on our county this week. It’s been fun driving in it when I can get out of my driveway, but there’s quite a few people who really don’t know how to drive in the white stuff. In the past 2 days we’ve probably driven past about 5 or 6 wrecks or cars in the ditch going to and from work.

Just as a status update, I think that’s about it for now. Thanks to Levi for making me publish something other than just the news. I still have yet to figure out what I want to narrow this blog down to in terms of catagories. But, I guess that doesn’t mean I can’t just post something personal in the meantime.

Peace and blessings to you.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "VanderSnow"

  1. Joey says:

    Hey Nate, congratulations on landing the new job! God has really blessed you. Keep up the good work. :)

  2. nate says:

    thanks man. God has been wonderful to me, that’s for sure.

  3. ap says:

    Dude, finally some real news…it was so close I almost picked up the phone to call and talk, but now, thanks to your informative blog, I don’t have to!

  4. Amber says:

    Three cheers for Employee #01! It’s so good to pop by your blog and see continued evidence of God’s blessing on your life. Peace and blessings, say hello to the little missus for me!

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