I started out as a front man for a rock band at Ohio State in early the 60's, playing lead guitar and singing lead , which caused me to play too much and study less, so I left college to only get drafted into the Army for 2 years, during which time I went to Vietnam for 13 months of that 2 years. Got home (girlfriend waited for me), got married, had 2 kids and 2 dogs, worked at NCR in their computer division, had a new house built, learned Real Estate, got real good at that part time, quit NCR and then became a home builder and Real Estate agent. Interest rates for home loans hit 17% in the 70'S, so I left Real Estate and went into remodeling My wife left me after 10 years of marriage and took our 2 daughters cause we lost our BIG NEW house (had to sell it). Met my current wife in a bar after my divorce was final, moved in together, my 2 daughters came to live with us, she had a son from her first marriage, and we got married and I adopted her son. I learned house framing, interior trim work, plumbing, electrical, drywall hanging and finishing, and then we started a cabinet shop and did that for a few years. Then a friend suggested I go into carpet cleaning with him, so I did. We did not work well together so he went his way and I went mine. My wife got pregnant and we had a new baby girl, so now we have a truly blended family with all it's ups and downs.
I closed the cabinet shop but still have all of the woodworking equipment in my current CC shop. Anyone interested in any woodworking tools and/or select hardwood?
Did a 9 year stint as an ETM designer and manufacturer, and I am still cleaning carpet (34 years now) and such. I think I am going to stick with carpet cleaning!
I will say my life has never been boring!!!