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Old 10-18-2007, 02:04 PM   #463
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:11 PM   #464
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I'm a director at a not-for-profit that provides services to developmentally disabled folks. I'm also an elected official- a County Legislator.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #465
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:41 AM   #466
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:45 AM   #467
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What a great thread!! I am in my fifth career having started as a Jr. High classroom teacher and then selling textbooks to schools for twenty years. Following that travel all over the country, I took a job in advertising for a group of local suburban newspapers for six years until I was offered a position with a company that produced Senior Expos all over the country. I was responsible for booth sales at shows in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Huntsville, AL; Knoxville, TN; Austin, TX and Memphis, TN. I've been in lots of your hometowns at one time or another. Problem with that job, I was back traveling the country again - for profit. I gave it up when offered a position at a funeral home - arranging funerals in advance of need and providing Family Care after the funeral - answering the question, "What do I do now?"
I am an Ohio licensed Funeral Director - big change from past jobs! My wife has been a teacher, college progessor, DIrector of Gifted and Talented students and Director of Professional Development for a school district. The Ohio State University provided her with her PhD which she used until her retirement in 2000. She then started volunteering at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and when they discovered they had a PhD opening the front door for guests they looked into her qualifications and eventually offered her a position on the Board of Directors - which she had to give up to become a paid employee as the Director of Programming. She loves the job! We are now looking forward to my retirement next spring when we can concentrate on seeing the USA having toured Europe extensively. We plan to purchase our first AS in the spring and use it extensively after that. We hope to see many of you "down the road"..........we can talk more at that time. I've discovered everyone has stored questions to ask a funeral director. Either that, or when I tell what I do, it ENDS the conversation right there. But, its been a lot of fun with the occasional heartache.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #468
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I am a cetrified nurse midwife (deliver babies and do women health) and my husband is a family nurse practitioner (sees all ages but likes pediatrics best). We live and practice in the Delta region of South Arkansas. We have owned three Airstreams and can not imagine owning anything else. Looking forward to retirement in another 6 1/2 years and hitting the road.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:32 PM   #469
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Finishing up my 22nd year in the US Army. Going to do a few more then retire at 25 and start looking for something else.....this thread has given me a few ideas!

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:41 AM   #470
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I need to update my previous offering. We had planned to wait for the spring to purchase our FIRST AS. That would coincide with my retirement date and we would be off on our new adventure! We have looked and looked for a 1-4 year old International 22' - 23' but have not found anything that fit our design. (We knew the floorplan we wanted) It finally occured to me that if there aren't any out there - the one we found in Columbus, OH will not be there next April either. We decided we'd better make arrangements to buy it now and we'd have exactly what we wanted. Lots for sale in the 19' range and in the 30'+ range but we wanted what we wanted. Saw several at 25' and I would be very happy with that buy by wife thought we had increased our size enough when we went from 19' to 23' and we didn't need anything any larger. We went to the dealers a couple weeks ago to make arrangements to purchase the '07 International CCD 23', Paprika. We sat in it again, moved the cushions around and then headed to the office to work the deal. On the way across the lot, we thought we should visit the 25' Ocean Breeze one more time. Boy, it sure is nice! A little more living space than the 23' and so light and cheery! We needed to sleep on our decision one more night we told the salesman. Next morning we called him on our way to the bank and told him to write up the 25' - we're on our way in to buy it. We were.....we did....and we haven't been more excited about anything since we purchased our boat for cruising the Great Lakes! Now, we have to figure out how to get through the winter without being able to go 'streamin. It has been difficult not going into Columbus (an hour's drive) regularly just to see our new baby!!! But, I guess you all know the feeling. See you on the road....
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:39 AM   #471
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Smile Very Interesting

Wow, this is good stuff.

The common thread here is that isn't one. AS'rs come from almost everywhere, and have done nearly everything.

Tough problem for AIRSTREAM's marketing guys.

I am retired, and have been for just over six years. I had the good fortune to attend CAL Poly in SLO, CA, and I am a registered professional engineer. I worked for nearly 40 years in engineering/construction.

When I worked as an engineer I designed mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning) for commercial and industrial facilities. Over my career I had the good fortune to work with some of the best, most generous engineers. I have also been a manager, managing director, principal-in-charge and president (albiet for a very short time).

Besides nearly every state in the US, I have worked in NL, Belgium, Germany, Spain (couple of months) and Malaysia.

I won't say that I never met a person I didn't like, but I will say that I have met some really terrific people.

Thanks for the opportunity of saying this.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:12 AM   #472
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Police officer, City of Amarillo. Started 09-01-76. Worked shift patrol for seven years. School liaison officer, bomb squad, and shift supervisor until 1988. Promoted to detective sgt. and investigated crimes against children and women for the next twelve years. I transfered to Crime Prevention where I have been the public spokes mouth since 2000 (Y2K ). Police work is a very negative business, but I couldn't have made a better career choice. My wife is the Special Education Department Head at a local high school. She's been there 26 years. I wouldn't do that job for twice the money I make. She'll retire the same day I do. I hope to have our Safari finished in time to retire this summer.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:59 AM   #473
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Have run my own photography business for the past 25+ years doing weddings (yuck) portraiture (yum!) and commercial work. The side biz is a lot more satisfying than the corporate gig, which is why I keep the day job. If the side job became WORK, it would start to suck pretty fast.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:00 PM   #474
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Hey! Just got my 4th rivet with that last post!
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:42 PM   #475
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During the day I get paid to read threads on Airforums. But, my real job is Automobile dealer-Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick. It's a family business, but please don't ask about towing, mpg's, etc....too busy reading this stuff ! My wife is a stay at home mom who is home schooling our two sons (our 3 girls are "grown") and painting when she can.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #476
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Same here Rick, Autodealer-Subaru

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