Well. I Dad always said he had to send me to school so I could learn to put back together all the stuff I tore apart over the years that he had stacked in the garage LOL.
So I moved to Saint Louis, and signed up for HVAC at Basic Institute of Technology on Chippewa street. 1984 I believe was the year.
I worked in the field for a few years, then in 1991 I took a job with Emerson Electric as in solid state electronics.
I worked in that field until 1999, then after my divorce took a job on a river boat.
I worked until I retired from that, and then took a job as a lineman. I worked in that for five years, got to old for climbing poles and such, and am now back in the HVAC field. (And happily remarried).