||spent 8 years in the military, about 10 years (3+ yrs each) at 3 big well established companies that all went out of business. One had been around for 105 years. I began to think I was bringing about the demise of them. spent 1 year self employed, then 20 years at Boeing. I am now retired with my wife Carol (35 years). We have 3 children, the oldest passed last year from cancer. We are on our 3rd pair of Shi-Tzu children. We always had pairs so they could entertain each other, when we were not spoiling the h*ll out of them.