For as long as I can remember, I have always looked at things from the perspective of “That is nice, but how can I make it better”. As a kid I was constantly taking things apart to see how they worked and if I could make it better. Most of the times everything went as planned, but others required informing my parents “That thing doesn’t work any longer!”.
Well there went another batch of allowances to replace the item. The interesting thing was everyone wanted to know, “How I Did That”? The best job I had was when I was around 10 or 11 years old, I had a job at the local hardware store.
In no time at all I was sent on little jobs like installing door bells, repairing things, small electrical projects and each project required some creativity to make the customer happy. To me it was like working in a toy shop!
I graduated HS and started taking college courses, attended DeVry Tech (when it was for Electronics), but Uncle Sam decided he would rather have me in the Army. I was drafted, spent a “Tour of Duty” in the tropics, I got out and started working at the phone company. I managed to get my Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree, compliments of the Army/Phone Company. After 26 years, I decided to take an early retirement and off to Florida.
To this day, everyone is still asking “How I Did That”, so I decided it was time to share “How I Did That” with everyone. It will be a lot easier sending them to a webpage and they can see for themselves.
I hope you enjoy looking over my projects (as I add them) as much as I enjoyed completing them.
I live by the GREAT Ben Franklin quote:
Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.