I grew up in Colonie, New York. Went to work right out of high school as a mechanic, working on everything from cars, industrial lift trucks and tractor trailers. Started working for Owens Corning in production and after 13 years was awarded a 4 year electrical apprenticeship and became a journeyman electrician. Shifted gears after 4 years and began administering the maintenance department's equipment and parts database and preventive maintenance program. Retired in 2009 after 33 years.
Since retiring, my activities revolve mostly around things right here at home. We have a small farm with chickens, turkeys, guineas, a pigeon with a death wish, a Tennessee fainting goat and a pot bellied pig. We also have a Schnauzer, a hairless Chinese Crested and an obnoxious Chihuahua. Other hobbies include amateur (Ham) radio, photography and photo editing, video creation and editing and buying and repairing vintage sewing machines.
I like traveling although I don't get to do much anymore with all the critters needing attention. I enjoy eating out, picnics by the river and tenting from spring until fall on the hill behind the house. I enjoy mowing and getting together with some Ham friends once a month for brunch and a garage party from time to time.
Mater is enjoying one of the rare nice days during a long winter.
Louie loves to get it on.