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Location: Sydney, Australia
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At 62 I have been retired for about five years now - however, only one offically. The rest, my family advise me, were in denial. For those who are familiar with the IT industry it has been going through rapid change for years now, and after three redundancies I decided to call it quits. That was five years ago. My denial comes from the fact that I did not touch my supperannuation ( US pension) until 12 months ago.

I enlisted in the Australian Air Force and did 6 years as an electronics technician working on ASW equuipment in Neptunes, then on to ECM equipment in F111s.

Discharged in 1970 and entered the IT industry with Honeywell Information Systems. Then on to Digital Equipment Corporation, Prime Computer, Marcam, and a local company called CPS. Except for the last company, all the others have gone!

I now spend approximately 6 months each year at home in Sydney spoiling my 4 grandchildren and "working" in the shop. the other 6 months we hitch up our caravan (trailer) and head to a warmer climate. We don't stay still, spending only a couple of weeks at each location before moving up the road. If we are near the coast, then this becomes a 6 months fishing trip :)

So that's a thumb nail sketch of my life to date.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 06-29-2007 04:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you here. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-29-2007 06:18 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 06-30-2007 12:41 AM

Howdy Mate.
Welcome to our fold.
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 06-30-2007 05:00 PM

A big hardy welcome from the best place on earth to be…LumberJocks website. Thanks for joining us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 11:35 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Show us what you make out of wood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 11:37 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 07-04-2007 12:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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#8 posted 07-04-2007 10:09 AM

Gday Mate, Welcome to LJs if you need anything just ask anyone, especially Don, a fellow Aussie. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 07-04-2007 05:22 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#10 posted 07-04-2007 05:28 PM

Hey, welcome aboard!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 07-05-2007 05:18 AM

Glad to have you at here at LJ. Looking forward to seeing your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#12 posted 06-28-2009 01:37 AM

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- Gary

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 03:37 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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