I originally planned to become a mechanical engineer (Rose Polytechnic Institute) but later earned my BS in Business Management and then a MBA degree. Jointed the Federal Government as Buildings manager for a number of Federal Buildings, Courthouses, Post Offices, ammunition depots, etc. but quickly graduated to a position overseeing the management, operation, repair and alteration of the existing buildings in a 6 state area. Later I became the Chief, Design and Construction, responsible for the design, construction, repair and alterations of buildings in the same 6 state area. My staff consisted of several contracting officers, design architect-engineers, and engineers of virtually all disciplines. During that period, my hobbies ranged from building premium channel television reception boxes, creating and building a number of other electronic items, restoring oak furniture, replicating oak furniture replacement parts, restoring vintage foreign cars (MGs, Renault Dauphines, Mercedes Benz, Sunbeam Alpine and even a Simca that could be started by a hand crank when inserted into the rear bumper. During that time, I became proficient at rebuilding engines, transmissions, etc. At one time, I was collecting and re-building antique outboard motors, all of the rope starter variety. My true passion was completing a shell house, completing all the interior work alone, including all the drywall, plumbing, electric, HVAC, fireplace, installing an emergency generator and transfer switch, etc. The one dream that I never had time for was to build a Shelby kit car. Due to my age, I have taken that item from my bucket list.