I haven’t posted here in some time because of suffering through a bad flu that really put me down. In spite of the flu shot, which I take every year, this monster was overwhelming and it feels great to be nearly well again. I decided to c...
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Location: Austin, Texas
I was born into construction and started working with my contractor dad by age 12 and built my own home before age 20. At age 22 I started my own handyman/remodeling business. I worked in local government in housing related jobs for over 12 years. During that time I wrote and published several guidebooks on the subject. After leavng government I spent thirty more years self employed. Twenty of those years operating my own woodworking business first in Tampa, Fl and then in Austin, TX where I now live.
After being unable to get satisfactory technical service for my wife's computer 12 years ago, I decided to learn how to fix computers myself. Two years later I became network administrator for the local Hyatt hotel and have been working with computers ever since. I have both A+ and MCSE certifications. Three years ago I decided to write about my woodworking experience have have since written and published three books on that subject.
I'm still a network administrator and I have my own small publishing company to publish my own books and others. My publishing company web site is at: http://positive-imaging.com . I keep my hand in woodworking by building projects for my home. I recently finished replacing our kitchen cabinets and pictures of it appear in my projects.
I'm looking forward to participating in this forum and hearing from other participants regularly.
-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com
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