Hi, I'm Al and I'm old. :wheelchair:
Old but still hanging. I'm bi-coastal. I reside/work in both FL and CA and sometimes in between if I land a management gig. Mostly residential, although I got my start in commercial tilt-ups (Union Carpenter). That was back in 1979 before my latest wife was born. She would be #4, and no, the others did not die though mysterious circumstances. They just got old
and Im a grumpy bastard. #4 calls me "Old Man" and thats fine by me, why lie.
Through the years Ive learned most of the trades and arguably, today, am probably master of none. I did work as a building inspector for a few years but that got really boring although I must admit I liked the freedom of being out in the field. Since Im getting tired I now market myself into construction project management, the rest of the time I fall back on residential remods and additions if the job has an interesting element to it. I get a lot of work because I have an all-female crew that wears only bikinies under their tool belts :w00t: and my mostly male customers don't really care if they do a good job or not. I wish. Seriously I have a small crew of good guys but I sub out a lot of work too.
I'll be happy to share my experience even though I suffer from CRS syndrome
h#%) which may also cause me to ask some stupid questions more often than not.
I do see some rude children here from the "my parents failed when teaching me social skills" era, but far out-numbered by good guys so Im really looking forward to being here.