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Old 01-27-2006, 03:29 PM   #267
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Hello Steve-I too am a sculptor, of sorts, I can get "lost" for days and weeks when sculpting[mainly figurative and some animals] Have my own bronze furnace--mold making sucks-I make my living going to art fairs around mich and ohio in the summers--selling everything from stoneware wall art to copper pieces for gardens--does the UK have artfairs? Hopefully you can get to doing what you really enjoy as a living--instead of "art for others"--good luck with the quest!- --jim from mich
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:17 PM   #268
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Gee, canít believe I missed this thread till now.

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After a number of years in hospital ICUís, I moved into a nursing administration position for a high tech home care company in NYC. Than, fierce head hunters nabbed me as a consultant for a health care management software Company. After getting it all, I sold it all. 5 years ago I hit the road, earning my living as a painter, exhibiting my paintings at juried fine art shows across America.


I moved up to a 95, 28 foot Excella from a 36ft class A motorhome 16 months ago and love life in my Airstream.

I spend most of my time in Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Colorado. I really enjoy traveling and making new friendships. My artwork can be seen at: http://www.Artzilla.net
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:22 PM   #269
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I own a Airstream restoration shop. I'm 20 years old and have been married for almost 3? I polish Airstreams, Repair Airstreams, sell Airstreams and nothing but Airstreams. Just goes to show it doesn't matter what age you are to enjoy alum fever.
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:36 PM   #270
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Congratulations on rivet master, I was a heavy truck mechanic certified in Cat & Cummins engines for 15 years then a heavy equipment opperator, now I do missions work for a christian organization know'n as YWAM (Youth With A Mission) I full time in mine and loving it..
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:11 PM   #271
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I am a retired police officer, retired in 2000 just prior to my 50th birthday. Cyndi is a retired elementary school secretary. She now spends her time at home dying cross stitch floss and fabric for SanMan Originals and I spend my time at home working in my workshop. We usually are home about half the year.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:04 PM   #272
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Another retired police officer here. Twenty-five years Detroit PD. We moved to Las Vegas, NV and 12+ years with the D.A.'s office. My wife is a retired secretary. Her last job was with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authroity. June 2005 we bought a new 22' Safari and joined the WBCCI and are enjoying all of it.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:47 PM   #273
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Variety is the Spice of Life

WOW! I am amazed at the variety of people we have here on this forum. I am equally impressed to learn that no matter WHAT a person does to earn a paycheck, he/she can always log on here and feel like a part of the Aluminum Family.

I'm currently a fulltime college professor at a private Bible college. As expected, I teach many Bible courses, local church ministry courses, and a few courses in education. I'm also the Director of Christian Service, which basically means it's my job to make sure all students are actively involved in practicing what they are learning.

As if that was not enough, I am also serving as a part-time Minister of Education at a church.

I'm the fourth owner of this 67 Overlander. Just found a long lost letter in the deep recesses of the front sofa. It was still sealed and addressed to the original owner, also a minister. Hmmm, go figger!
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:48 PM   #274
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I am a retired police chief as of July of last year after working 33 years in a municipal police department of 100 sworn officers. Before that I worked in the accounting department of a major food processing company. Went into law enforcement for the excitement of it and wasn't disappointed. Wife was in banking, but quit to raise 2 kids. I spent all those years looking forward to seeing the country instead of tail lights. Currently on full time AS tour of the USA, but it sure is taking us a long time to see all of Texas. Don't want to do any work, just be a country boy and gawk and eat different cuisine. Am pursuing a lifelong interest in learning to play a bluegrass banjo. As I told the troops when I retired, "I don't want to work. I've worked for 40 years, now it's time to play!" Full speed ahead!
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:41 PM   #275
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500 is too cool
I hope to be there someday.

I'm unemployed and I hope to stay that way for the rest of my life.


I have a thought that at 53 I'm too young to be retired so I just say I'm unemployed. I'm an architect and when I was working I specialized in prisons and correctional facilities. Now I'm grooming myself to be a fiber artist.

Rod is a retired Army bugle boy and works part time (or I should say occasionally) as a music teacher.

Life is good.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:45 AM   #276
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I'm retired, for the third time, but it doesn't seem to stick. People call up and advise me of nifty things going on and I can't seem to resist.....my partner thinks that just because it's fun it isn't work. Maybe she's right. Sweet.

The career thread has been fighter pilot, test pilot, major program manager (a few billion $$ here and there, where are you, Everett Dirksen?), Congressional Staffer, corporate business developer, range rat (that's the other end of flight test, down on the ground getting the data), and consultant. Stick in photographer here and there, house builder (it'll never be finished), cabinet maker, and Airstream re-doer (working on #3 and have #4 in the que).

The last four are the work I love. After 38 times of picking up the house and moving, it's good to have a place where my wood shop can reside permanently!

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Old 03-10-2006, 01:16 PM   #277
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500 is too cool
I hope to be there someday.

I'm unemployed and I hope to stay that way for the rest of my life.


I have a thought that at 53 I'm too young to be retired so I just say I'm unemployed. I'm an architect and when I was working I specialized in prisons and correctional facilities. Now I'm grooming myself to be a fiber artist.

Rod is a retired Army bugle boy and works part time (or I should say occasionally) as a music teacher.

Life is good.
Greetings from another Architect, up North! I actually did some correctional facility work for a firm in Calgary, Alberta a number of years ago. Remand and Young Offenders. Now I work primarily in Assisted Living and Resident Care facilities (nursing homes) alkong with the odd house here and there. Right now I'm working for my toughest clients, myself and my father (also an Architect), designing a duplex for us to live in. So far there have been no tantrums.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:11 PM   #278
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worked retail for 27 years one company then after breaking my leg last year I decided to leave that and go back to school full time student studying to become a computer support specialist, just finished my second quarter of a two year program. It was so cool having day before and day after Christmas off last year!!
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:12 PM   #279
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College Art Prof. Trying to decide if I am tired enough to retire. Just checked. Yup. I am. Maybe soon. Wife is.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:24 PM   #280
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...After getting it all, I sold it all. 5 years ago I hit the road, earning my living as a painter, exhibiting my paintings at juried fine art shows across America.
...spend most of my time in Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Colorado. I really enjoy traveling and making new friendships. My artwork can be seen at: http://www.Artzilla.net
Really like your work. Hope to leave the workaday world for the road someday soon.

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