I was born in 1949 in Connecticut. After graduating high school in 1967 I went to college for just a few weeks. It wasn’t for me. I did a stint at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT assembling jet engines. Pratt was the best job I should never have quit.
In 1969 I moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to work in a machine shop which made jet engine parts. It was good for a few years and then I found out what a really good machinist was paid at this company. It was time to move on. I hired on as an electrician, and over the years worked my way thru the ranks from helper, to Journeyman, to Master electrician, and finally Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor.
1975 to 1980 were the on-the-road years. I was a IBEW Union electrician and traveled the country in a 20 foot Shasta travel trailer working as an electrician/welder on nuclear and coal power plants, a plastics refinery, a lime mine, a copper refinery and other similar projects.
In 1999 after 20 years as a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor it was time for a change. I obtained the required state of Florida certifications and hired on with the Town of Jupiter Florida as a building inspector. And this is the best job in the world.
It is now 2013 and after fourteen years with the Town of Jupiter as a Electrical and Building Inspector I am ready to hang up my clipboard and move on to retirement.
Retiring at age 64 is a couple of years earlier than planned, and a couple of years later than I should have. The time to retire is now. July 02, 2013.
I am looking forward to many new adventures.
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