Good morning ATS!
First I'd like to say thanks for having me! You have no idea how much that means! I didn't always but do now realize what a treasure this site truly
I wish I had a long list of degrees and accomplishments to share with you but I simply don't have!
I am very happy though at the moment driving a truck.
I'm happier with that than anything I've ever done.
I love CB radio and if I did something else for a living I'd love to work on CBs in an electronic shop.
I also weld and mechanic. Am I certified? No! but I can fix things that most people would simply discard.
Some times you can't afford to discard it and replace it. And sometimes it just can't be fixed.
I love antique old things and old ways. I love old Steam Trains with a whistle far more than modern diesel trains.
I'd love just once to feel what its like to plow behind a team of mules. Just once! Not twice. LOL!
I'm interested in how people survived before refrigeration.
I did not know that you can have cabbage all winter by simply digging a hole beside the cabbages and rolling them into the hole, covering them up and
leaving them until you need them.
Potatoes can also go in the ground into a straw lined hole and be kept through the winter and got out as needed.
Sausuage got padded out, cooked and put in jars with the grease filled to the top so no air was possible. And I'm sure the list goes on and on but
those are a few things.
I love Black Smithing but haven't done any in quite a while now. I've built 2 Forges for myself that work very well. I use electric fan for air
instead of a large bellows. Both forges are easily portable and one is on a rolling table in which I made the wheels for it and literally fabricated
every part of it.
I've played music in churches all of my adult life. I wore a hole through the bottom of shoes that I only wore to church on Sunday.
I have been to Church! I haven't been in some time now though and am enjoying the break from it.
And I think that gives at least an idea about me. I'm a friendly middle age fixer, very likely to stop and help if I see you broke down on the road