First, let me say what an interesting read. I really mean it. I enjoyed this. Ok, Went to a foster home when I was in the 3rd grade with my brother. Loved being on the farm and for a long time thought I would do that. On my own before I graduated high school. Found a place for my brother and I to live and then went to college for a year when I ran out of money and got drafted for Viet Nam. Joined the Army, off to Ft. Monmouth to the signal school and then to Germany to SC where I went to U/SC majoring in Economics and Accounting, only because I was getting straight A's. Not sure how. Spent 20 years in the Army. Nine years enlisted (E6) and 11 years as an officer CPT. After the Gulf War big slow down and no more promotions. I am an OCS grad and a Logistics officer. Worked as Operations and GM for a third party logistics company for about 5 years then went into the investment/mortgages/estate planning and made TONS of money. So I retired again and I bought me a boat. A SR 270 Sundancer and joined the Golf Club. Played golf in the morning and boated in the afternoon for about 9 years. God divorced and remarried. Went back to work. Divorced from her but still working. Actually, I love what I am doing. I am a contractor hired as a lead logistics type who for the past 5 1/2 years has been doing SharePoint. I teach it. Build/design it. Write the desk guides and run all over the campus to help people. I will turn 65 this month. Will retire in about a year if not sooner as I am starting up a consulting company and moving to NC where I will spend what time I have left with my family. When I look where I am today and how I started out I am thankful beyond words. So what do I do for a living - Thank God for my life.