Started playing with equipment in the late 70's, Worked weekends with my Dad, I got paid three dollars a day, True Story.
Doing residential around 1983, Got my first Certified Diploma from the IICUC, 1985...by Bob Wittkamp himself one of my mentors, including my Dad as well.
Then one day you wake up and wonder where it all went, lol, My time in the industry is close to yours Ed, I was one of the lucky ones that grew up on the end of a wand, Just wasn't smart enough to get out when I had the chance.
I often wonder if one day I'll be the oldest cleaner around, Years in anyway, I'm 50 now and I got it down to another 30 and I'm out, lol
Sad part is, They will most likely carry me off a job site, or I'll work till lunch the day I die which ever comes first.
Ed at least you get to sit behind a desk all day, Come on down to Florida you can ride shotgun all day with me, lol,
I promise it won't be boring....lol Take Care
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