Guess some people are wondering about me. I have lived in North Florida for the past 3 years and have two jobs. My main work is at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind as a Residential instructor in the Independent Living Skills Apartment Program, working with Deaf, blind and visually impaired, and dual sensory impaired young adults (17-22 years old), many of them special needs and/or physically challenged. I love working with these kids, they are great! My other job is in a pool/spa supply store where I work on Saturdays during the school year and full time during the summer while school is out. The store I work at has a strong, loyal customer base and we really try to help them with their pools, not just sell them a lot of chems. We carry everything from chems, to equipment to above ground pools and we have pool contractors and pool maintenance services who frequent us.
I previously lived in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale), and grew up between Miami and North New Jersey. I have always loved chemistry since I was a kid and majored in it a the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) back in the 70's but ended up switching majors my third year to Broadcast Production with an Education minor and graduated in that. I have kept marine and reef aquairums since the 70's (you think testing pool water is hard?!) and if I'm not relaxing in the pool or hot tub I'm at the computer! (Used to work as a programmer many years ago. If I tell you I used to program in assembler for the 8088 and 6502 series of microprosseors it will give away my age!) I am also a licensed Barber and Cosmetologist in Florida and used to teach both. (don't ask! ).
Other than that I guess I'm really pretty boring. One day I might decide what I want to be when I grow up.