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Location: Jay, Maine
I spent 20 years in the Navy as a Cryptologic Maintenance Tech (similar to an Electronics/Computer Tech but working on classified equipment in buildings with no windows). After retiring, I found a job in a local hospital as the one and only computer tech, maintaining nearly 2000 pc's, mainframe terminals, and printers. Went on from there to become the Systems/Network Administrator until 2002, two weeks before Christmas, when the hospital cut 100+ positions, one of which was mine. So I became unemployed and decided that being retired sounded better than unemployed, so decided to try to live on my military retirement pay. Thought I'd have all kinds of time but not much money, but it turns out that I'm busier than ever, working around the house, woodworking, etc. Hobbies include woodworking (of course), photography, computers, reading, lighthouse, and scenic trips.
I live in a rural area and the nearest place I can even find Baltic Birch plywood is 1-1/2 hours away; same distance for finding anything other than poplar, pine, maple, and oak. I've not done any furniture or large projects because I'm working out of a one-car garage with very limited room but enjoy small projects. I am currently making a doll bunkbed with trundle bed for my Granddaughter's dolls.
-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".
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